ague

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Synonyms for ague

a fit of shivering or shaking

successive stages of chills and fever that is a symptom of malaria

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Vitus's Dance - found, as I expected, that I had that too, - began to get interested in my case, and determined to sift it to the bottom, and so started alphabetically - read up ague, and learnt that I was sickening for it, and that the acute stage would commence in about another fortnight.
Pierre noticed that he was pale and that his jaw quivered and shook as if in an ague.
Cadwallader--"when he has come out on the other side of the mud with an ague.
No doubt I was secretly proud to have been invalided in so great a cause, and to be sicklied over with the pale cast of thought, rather than by some ignoble ague or the devastating consumption of that region.
His slender frame shook, as with ague, and at times was racked by a convulsive shudder.
Monty was breathing hard and his fingers trembled, as though the ague of the swamps was already upon him.
In body and head it shook like a man with palsy or an ague chill, and the motion augmented every moment until the entire figure was in violent agitation.
Twenty long years in that fever-ridden swamp, all day at work under the mangrove-tree, all night chained up in the filthy convict-huts, bitten by mosquitoes, racked with ague, bullied by every cursed black-faced policeman who loved to take it out of a white man.
He seemed to be all in a quiver with fear, for his hands twitched as if he had the ague, and his head kept turning to left and right with two bright little twinkling eyes, like a mouse when he ventures out from his hole.
In all seasons, both inhabitants and foreigners suffer from severe attacks of ague.
In the crater between the towering walls Bukawai, cold with terror, trembled, trembled as with ague.
Mr Jones now fell a trembling as if he had been shaken with the fit of an ague.
The hottest suns of India never heated his temper; and the Walcheren ague never shook it.
An ague very violent; the fit held me seven hours; cold fit and hot, with faint sweats after it.
The ague again so violent that I lay a-bed all day, and neither ate nor drank.