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Well, I hope just as I get fond of them they will not have the distemper and die!

My distemper was a pleurisy, which very nearly carried me off.

They say when horses have distemper he takes the medicine himself, and then prays over the horses.

The French had coined a name for the distemper and called it folie d'Afrique.

Finding him a man of reason, I entered into the bottom of his distemper.

I would not ha your distemper in this kind for the wealth of Windsor Castle.

I thought that distemper had been only proper to people of quality?

The boss is like the measles, a distemper of a self-governing people's infancy.

Corneille Ingelrams, a painter in distemper, was born in 1527.

On his return from this expedition he was seized with the distemper of which he died.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "to disturb," from Old French destemprer, from Medieval Latin distemperare "vex, make ill," literally "upset the proper balance (of bodily humors)," from dis- "un-, not" (see dis-) + Latin temperare "mingle in the proper proportion" (see temper (v.)). Related: Distempered.

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