rheumatics


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rheumatics

Informal rheumatism
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References in classic literature ?
"An, it'll be easier for a man wi' rheumatics to come in at th' door."
'What's the reason,' said Mr Squeers, deriving fresh facetiousness from the bottle; 'what's the reason of rheumatics? What do they mean?
"Once rheumatic, always rheumatic, I fear," he replied.
But I must object to your dooming Colonel Brandon and his wife to the constant confinement of a sick chamber, merely because he chanced to complain yesterday (a very cold damp day) of a slight rheumatic feel in one of his shoulders."
She had rheumatic fever, too, at the same time, so she couldn't thrash 'round.