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Rheum

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Rheum. n.s. [ῥευμα; rheume, Fr.] A thin watery matter oozing through the glands, chiefly about the mouth. Quincy.

Trust not those cunning waters of his eyes;
For villainy is not without such a rheum;
And he long traded in it, makes it seem
Like rivers of remorse.
Shakesp.

You did void your rheum upon my beard. Shakesp.

Why holds thine eye that lamentable rheum,
Like a proud river peering o'er his bounds.
Shakesp.

Each changing season does its poison bring,
Rheums chill the winter, agues blast the spring.
Prior.

Sources: Shakespeare's King John (43) · Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice (83) · Prior, Matthew (162) · Quincy, John (60)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Rheum." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: May 23, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=9546.


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