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.