- obsoletesyphilisPunning perhaps on the symptoms and the bone, the penis in old vulgar use.
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bone-ache — boneˈ ache noun Pain in the bones • • • Main Entry: ↑bone … Useful english dictionary
incurable bone-ache — obsolete syphilis Not rheumatism or arthritis. Until Fleming s discovery of penicillin, the condition might be arrested but not cured, and mental institutions had many patients suffering from neurosyphilis, or general paralysis of the… … How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms
Neapolitan bone-ache — syphilis The disease you caught from the Italians, if not the French or the Spanish: Vengeance on the whole camp or, rather, the Neopolitan bone ache for that, methinks, is the curse... (Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida) Also as the … How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms
Bone metastasis — Sclerotic breast cancer metastasizes in the pelvis. Bone metastases, or metastatic bone disease, is a class of cancer metastases that results from primary tumor invasion to bone. Bone originating cancers like osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, and… … Wikipedia
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ache — A dull, poorly localized pain, usually one of less than severe intensity. bone a. a dull pain in one or more bones, often severe; an extreme variety occurs in dengue. stomach a. pain in the abdomen, usually arising in the … Medical dictionary
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aitch|bone — «AYCH BOHN», noun. 1. the rumpbone, especially of a steer. 2. a cut of beef taken from or including this bone. Also, edgebone. ╂[Middle English an ache bone, misdivision of earlier a nache( bone) < Old French nache < Late Latin natica <… … Useful english dictionary
Boneache — Bone ache , n. Pain in the bones. Shak. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Shoulder problem — Shoulder problems including pain, are one of the more common reasons for physician visits for musculoskeletal symptoms. The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed.… … Wikipedia