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When did a rheumatic ploughman have recourse to Bath or Buxton?

Before morning I was aching all over: I had rheumatic fever.

Being but a hewer of wood and drawer of water, she is rheumatic.

While they were waiting for the rheumatic piano to resume they promenaded.

Mary, the nurse, went over with me to see her, and says she has rheumatic fever.

There is no weakness like the rheumatic, I have heard, and 'tis true, 'tis true.

It is esteemed serviceable in rheumatic cases, rubbed on the parts affected.

The so-called "growing pains" are often of rheumatic origin.

He lay there groaning in the fierce clutches of rheumatic fever.

Rheumatic and eruptive fevers are more liable to induce abortion.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French reumatique (Modern French rhumatique), from Latin rheumaticus "troubled with rheum," from Greek rheumatikos, from rheuma "discharge from the body" (see rheum).

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