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scrofula

Pathol tuberculosis of the lymphatic glands

scrofula

[′skräf·yə·lə]
(medicine)
Tuberculosis of cervical lymph nodes.
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posters outside tried to provoke excitement in Beverley's breast by promising her a night of prize bingo yet, unaccountably, failed in this mission." And one character is described as "not worth the price of omission." [I must admit that the author increased my vocabulary by a factor of several, e.g., cachectic, immiscible, incunabula, scrofulous ...]
Thus, the murderers throughout the two films are not the slime of the earth, the aberrant psychopaths or scrofulous shadow-people, but rather, they are members of capitalist society's most prosperous and privileged class.
Tevolo caused condition; Fakatevolo: As or like pertaining to tevolo; Mahaki: sickness, disease or ailment; Kahi: name applied to various diseased swellings, such as goitre, scrofulous swelling and piles or hemorrhoids; Hangatamaki: boil, abscess, carbuncle or other such swelling; Vai: liquid, water, liquid medicine (short for vaifaito'o); Tulu'i: to drip medicine; Kaukau: healing bath or wash.
The preparation of leaves used in catarrhal fever and applied to sinuses and scrofulous sores.
By the Middle Ages, the spa water had been "long used with great success, particularly in disorders of the eyes, scrofulous cases, old ulcers, leprosies and other diseases of the skin."
It is true that Grant championed a Pauline notion of freedom in the Spirit with respect to 19th .-century Puritanical legalism that demanded Sunday streetcars be banned, governments enact prohibition legislation, get rid of "scrofulous" French novels and generally legislate good behaviour.
He referred, more than once, to the Iranian leadership as "scrofulous." And of Hizbullah he said, "Those who say they are the party of God must be wrong," adding later that "religion cannot define a nationality."
Sad, because you used the word "scrofulous" to define how you feel and even more sad (sic) because you wrote: "But not one single person who ever read my material had his life hanging in the balance over one single word I ever wrote."
The leaves, when new, are suitable plasters with barley groats both for the inflammations of the eyes and for inflammations of sores; they dissipate all indurations and abscesses, scrofulous swellings of the glands, growths, and when gently rubbed on for five or six days, erase blemishes without ulceration; the leaves are also put up cured for the same uses.
Writing in the London Review of Books in April, Neal Ascherson made the same observation: a new style of Scotophobia is showing itself, very different from the old caricatures of mean, scrofulous rogues, and counter-pointed by what he calls 'Anglophilia', a nascent and (as yet) only half-political sentiment.
Its impure pictures may be life-like, but so would be the reproduction of a cancerous sore, or of a scrofulous ulcer." HARPER'S MAGAZINE, 7/1879