chilblain

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chilblain inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chilblain A blain, sore, or inflammatory swelling of the feet or hands, produced by exposure to cold, and attended by itching, pain, and sometimes ulceration.
    • v. t Chilblain To produce chilblains upon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chilblain A blain or sore produced by cold; an erythematous condition of the hands or feet, accompanied with inflammation, pain, and sometimes ulceration; erythema; pernio.
    • chilblain To afflict with chilblains; produce chilblains in: as, my feet were chilblained.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chilblain chil′blān a localised inflammation of the skin which occurs in cold weather on hands and feet, more rarely on ears and nose.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chill, + Blain,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Chill and Blain.

Usage

In literature:

Here, you Steve," he continued, button-holing the lad, "did you know there was nothing the matter but chilblains?
"Steve Young" by George Manville Fenn
Don't talk of boys; enough of your boys; a plague of your boys; chilblains on your boys!
"The Confidence-Man" by Herman Melville
Mine have chilblains or something this year, and won't bloom for a cent.
"The Californians" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
A CURE FOR CHILBLAINS.
"A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes" by Charles Elmé Francatelli
He stepped across a curtain of hot air that blew up from a narrow slit in the deck and found himself in the main foyer of Chilblains Base.
"Unwise Child" by Gordon Randall Garrett
In chilblains this remedy is to be used before they are broken.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
She had chilblains, poor dear, and spoke through her dose.
"About Peggy Saville" by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
My feet, in low summer pumps, are swollen and burning with chilblains.
"Trapped in 'Black Russia'" by Ruth Pierce
About noon your chilblains began.
"Boy Life" by William Dean Howells
Many had chilblains on the hands and feet.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
She had such dreadfully sore chilblains on her feet and on her hands too.
"Hoodie" by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
To toast frost-bitten fingers or toes before a fire is liable to result in chilblains.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Chilblains are more commonly suffered in Europe than in America.
"Health on the Farm" by H. F. Harris
All servants love to get swollen knees, and chilblains and chapped hands.
"If Winter Don't" by Barry Pain
Chilblains represent the mildest morbid effect of cold on the body.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various
The next morning she found it covered with chilblains.
"A Budget of Christmas Tales by Charles Dickens and Others" by Various
Duke Simms says she's got chilblains on her temper.
"In Orchard Glen" by Marian Keith
Is there a devil of a fellow among you, save Cazalet whose chilblains make him indecent, who doesn't wear socks?
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
Chilblain is an example of frostbite.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
About noon your chilblains began.
"A Boy's Town" by W. D. Howells
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In poetry:

Sweet then the ploughman's slumbers, hale and young,
When the last topic dies upon his tongue;
Sweet then the bliss his transient dreams inspire,
Till chilblains wake him, or the snapping fire:
"The Farmer's Boy - Winter" by Robert Bloomfield
Her face was pinched with hunger but she never complained,
And her little feet with cold were chilblained,
And her father that day had not come home for dinner,
And the dull grey sky was all of a shimmer.
"The Blind Girl" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

I can be in the chilblain clique I had them growing up, (even with central heating.
Chilblain also affect people who have very little personal physical exercise.
I recently tried something for the chilblain flareups, I put Sore-No-More on them and it seems to help.
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