ague

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ague a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
    • n ague a fit of shivering or shaking
    • n ague successive stages of chills and fever that is a symptom of malaria
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ague A chill, or state of shaking, as with cold.
    • Ague An acute fever. "Brenning agues ."
    • Ague (Med) An intermittent fever, attended by alternate cold and hot fits.
    • Ague The cold fit or rigor of the intermittent fever; as, fever and ague .
    • v. t Ague To strike with an ague, or with a cold fit.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ague An acute or violent fever.
    • n ague Intermittent fever; a malarial fever characterized by regularly returning paroxysms, each in well-developed forms, consisting of three stages marked by successive fits, cold or shivering (the chill), hot or burning, and sweating; chills and fever.
    • n ague Chilliness; a chill not resulting from disease.
    • ague To cause a shivering in; strike with a cold fit.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ague ā′gū a fever coming in periodical fits, accompanied with shivering: chilliness: quaking
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. agu, ague, OF. agu, F. aigu, sharp, OF. fem. ague, LL. (febrisacuta, a sharp, acute fever, fr. L. acutus, sharp. See Acute
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. aigue (Fr. aigu, sharp)—L. acutus. See Acute.

Usage

In literature:

She had taken the place of a nurse, to-day, who was ill with an ague.
"The Other Girls" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
My ague did not last long.
"The New York Times Current History of the European War, Vol 1, Issue 4, January 23, 1915" by Various
Strange to say, in spite of the high elevation, there is fever and ague here; the alcalde told me that he had an attack every second day.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
Alcides, when the poisoned shirt sate closest, Had but an ague-fit to this my fever.
"The Works of John Dryden, Vol. 6 (of 18)" by John Dryden
In the summer pestilential fevers and agues crept out of the marshes and wasted us.
"Carette of Sark" by John Oxenham
He began to shake all over as with ague.
"Four Weird Tales" by Algernon Blackwood
Mirrable laughed again; and Mrs. Gum, cowardly and timid, fell back in her chair as one seized with ague.
"Elster's Folly" by Mrs. Henry Wood
There were tears in Jack's eyes; the tears were raining down Rose's face, and both were shaking as with a burning ague.
"The Wedge of Gold" by C. C. Goodwin
By this time she was shivering with a violent ague, and Kitty carried her immediately to Betty.
"Parker's Second Reader" by Richard G. Parker
The Rajah had been long suffering from ague and fever, and had become very feeble in mind and body.
"A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II" by William Sleeman
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In poetry:

Dick's a sturdy little lad
Yonder throwing stones;
Agues and rheumatic pains
Will fiddle on his bones.
"Under The Locusts" by John Crowe Ransom
What troubles you, Yankee phantoms? What is all this chattering of
bare gums?
Does the ague convulse your limbs? Do you mistake your crutches for
fire-locks, and level them?
"A Boston Ballad" by Walt Whitman
Hot-shooting pains, eruptions, tumours, boils,
Agues and fevers, quinsies, gout, and stone,
Plague, pestilence, consumptions, fits, and piles,
(Nay, ev'ry ail,) proceed from God alone.
"Advice To The Sick" by Rees Prichard
Frightened and starved, with divine fever
Osip Mandelstam shook, and every
metaphor shuddered him with ague,
each vowel heavier than a boundary stone,
"to the rustling of ruble notes by the lemon Neva,"
"Forest Of Europe" by Derek Walcott
My flesh began unto my soul in pain,
Sicknesses cleave my bones,
Consuming agues dwell in ev'ry vein,
And tune my breath to groans:
Sorrow was all my soul; I scarce beleeved,
Till grief did tell me roundly, that I liv'd.
"Affliction (I)" by George Herbert
One ague dwelleth in my bones,
Another in my soul (the memorie
What I would do for thee, if once my grones
Could be allow'd for harmonie):
I am in all a weak disabled thing,
Save in the sight thereof, where strength doth sting.
"The Crosse" by George Herbert

In news:

AGUE, tertian fever, quartan fever, paludism.
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In science:

Moreover, we will ague below that given the state of the current data the proposal of cannot be favored over the conventional scenarios, and certainly cannot be disfavored or excluded, in contrast with the conclusions of Ref. .
Comments on "A Supernova Brane Scan"
For unitary ague groups that means it transforms under the adjoint and for symplectic and orthogonal it should be a symmetric or antisymmetric two-index tensor representation.
Konishi Anomalies and N=1 Curves
This paper has been withdrawn by the author(s), due to the AGU Policy on Dual or Prior Publication.
Withdrawal
Castillo, J.C., Matson, D.L., Sotin, C., Johnson, T.V., Lunine, J.I., Thomas, P.C., 2005. 26Al in Iapetus – consequences for the formation of the Saturnian system. Eos Trans. AGU 86(52), abst. #P21F-02.
Meteoritical and dynamical constraints on the growth mechanisms and formation times of asteroids and Jupiter
We call the left hand side the string amplitude Ast , and the right hand side the corresponding GUT amplitude AGU T .
Proton Decay in Intersecting D-brane Models
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