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a·gue

(ā'gū), Avoid the mispronunciation āg.
1. Malarial fever.
2. A chill.
[Fr. aigu, acute]

ague

(a´gu)
1. a chill.
2. old name for malaria.

ague

(ā′gyo͞o)
n.
1. A febrile condition in which there are alternating periods of chills, fever, and sweating. Used chiefly in reference to the fevers associated with malaria.
2. A chill or fit of shivering.

a′gu·ish (ā′gyo͞o-ĭsh) adj.
a′gu·ish·ly adv.
a′gu·ish·ness n.

ague

(1) Malarial fever. 
(2) An obsolete, nonspecific term for "a chill".
(3) An obsolete, nonspecific term for a localised pain.

a·gue

(ā'gyū)
An intermittent fever.
[Fr. aigu, acute]

ague

A burning fever with hot and cold spells and severe shivering or rigor when the temperature is rising, as is experienced in MALARIA.

a·gue

(ā'gyū) Avoid the mispronunciation āg.
1. Malarial fever.
2. A chill.
[Fr. aigu, acute]
References in classic literature ?
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.
Having been somewhat refreshed with the sleep I had had, and the fit being entirely off, I got up; and though the fright and terror of my dream was very great, yet I considered that the fit of the ague would return again the next day, and now was my time to get something to refresh and support myself when I should be ill; and the first thing I did, I filled a large square case-bottle with water, and set it upon my table, in reach of my bed; and to take off the chill or aguish disposition of the water, I put about a quarter of a pint of rum into it, and mixed them together.
The application which I made use of was perfectly new, and perhaps which had never cured an ague before; neither can I recommend it to any to practise, by this experiment: and though it did carry off the fit, yet it rather contributed to weakening me; for I had frequent convulsions in my nerves and limbs for some time.
Huck's heart shot into his throat, but he swallowed it again; and then he stood there shaking as if a dozen agues had taken charge of him at once, and so weak that he thought he must surely fall to the ground.
There are no North East Sunday League or Cramlington and District Sunday League ague fixtures due to Sunday's Wear-Tyne derby
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