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scrofulous

 [skrof´u-lus]
pertaining to or characterized by scrofuloderma or scrofula.

scrof·u·lous

(skrof'yū-lŭs),
Relating to or suffering from scrofula.

scrofulous

(skrŏf′yə-ləs)
adj.
1. Relating to, affected with, or resembling scrofula.
2. Morally degenerate; corrupt: "a scrofulous, grim, darkly funny burlesque on art, celebrity, and love" (Stephen Schiff).

scrof′u·lous·ly adv.
scrof′u·lous·ness n.
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He appears to have been squeamish about touching inflamed glands, as in June 1611 Otto, Prince of Hess witnessed him perform the ceremony at Greenwich Palace and wrote that the king only 'laid two fingers' upon the scrofulous and another observer said that the ritual was distasteful to James to the point that he would have liked to abolish it.
The root, grounded up with vinegar, cures erysipelas, (1) it is good with either honey or oil for strokes (bites) of reptiles, with water it disperses scrofulous growths and tumors, and with barley groats it puts and end to pains in the joints .
Scrofulous and sclerotic though it is, the Church cannot decay into final decrepitude and death.
Right through her horrible agony to the bitter end--an end she sees prefigured in the scrofulous blind beggar who, at the moment preceding her death, arrives in Yonville seeking from Homais an impossible cure for his condition--she has no moral insight into her true condition.
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However, the sight of the scrofulous Usher himself produces a reaction in the narrator almost identical to that produced by Usher's art: "the now ghastly pallor of the skin, and the now miraculous luster of the eye, above all startled me and even awed me" (234).
It describes the vicissitudes of the poor, scrofulous farmer Jon Hreggvidsson.
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The press debate about Sand had been initiated in 1836 when a lengthy essay in The Quarterly Review attacked scrofulous French novels and the decadent state of French morals.
British rule in the West Indies is even more benevolent than that in Britain itself, where there is evidence of "figures and faces, small, scrofulous, squinny, and haggard", that are a "disgrace" to "so-called civilization of a British city" (Kingsley, 1910, 70).
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