EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AGUE
"Yes, and catch their deaths of fever and ague," said Mrs. Bartlett.
I was but a fortnight in the hospital, the disease being only the fever and ague.
Fortunately for me, there were two cases of fever and ague in the ship.
Clearly his fears had been realised, and he had had an attack of the Persian ague.
He opened his eyes to find the lad shivering as with an ague.
The climate is tropical, and malaria, with its fever and ague, is prevalent.
The result for myself was a severe attack of fever and ague.
You were all licked there, or you died of the ague, or jaundice?
He shivered as one with an ague and shook off the deadly influence of the idea.
For a minute I thought one of them 'Frisco ague spells had come east.
"malarial fever," c.1300, from Old French ague "an acute fever," from Medieval Latin (febris) acuta "sharp (fever)," fem. of acutus "sharp" (see acute).