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Victorian Ghosts, 1852-1907: EN 4573 Collection


Ague is a term that refers to being sick. Specifically, in the form of a fever with side effects of chills and constant shivering. The word derives and was in use from the 13th century and onwards. It was the main term for referring to a disease, fever, illness etc. It is now scarcely used.

"ague, n." OED Online, Oxford University Press, September 2020,


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