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rheum

 [ro̳m]
any watery or catarrhal discharge.

rheum

(rūm),
A mucous or watery discharge.
[G. rheuma, a flux]

rheum

(ro͞om)
n.
A watery or thin mucous discharge from the eyes or nose.

rheum′y adj.

rheum

An obsolete term for any watery discharge.

rheum

(rūm)
A mucous or watery discharge.
[G. rheuma, a flux]
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He's a 59-year old retiree who absorbs everything through roaming, rheumy eyes.
Enjoy youth's wonders Before old age plunders Squirrel away memories for future reference To ponder on with awed reverence To have been so young And had so much fun For behind these old rheumy eyes The young girl still flies And twirls and whirls Always to be that very young girl.
Those trademark arctic blue eyes might remain rheumy red throughout, but you can't help hope that elusive next case might be the one to win the old wash-out that last shot at redemption he so desperately needs.
They are first-calf heifers, all pregnant, two dozen or so strolling my way across the loafing shed, chewing cuds, all their big, black eyes rheumy already, rolling to a stare, staring at the scoop shovel of feed I've got balanced against my flexed knee.
These men may be frail now - their once ramrod backs bowed by time - but their gait is proud and their rheumy eyes fierce.
But the old sergeant-major view of life showed yet again as he said, with a perceivable twinkle in that rheumy old eye, "'I'll let you have this book if you get yer air cut!'"
But, oh calamity, what was the sight that met Mr Brocklebank's rheumy old eyes on Page 19?
Unkind contemporary descriptions suggest that Dale was Aosmall, grizzled, red-haired and excitableAo, but in the colorful Rivera he looks formidable: Reading glasses set down across an open art catalog, he glances up with rheumy blue eyes, holding a half-smoked cigarette by an overflowing ashtray.
He ran his rheumy eyes up and down the slender pop star, doubtless feeding the most impure phantasms to his tortured, poetAEs brain.
Along with the musical's main characters--the inveterate gambler Nathan Detroit, his rheumy sweetie Miss Adelaide, their handsome pal Sky Masterson, and his prim "Mission doll" Sarah Brown--they sprang to musical-theater immortality propelled by a wonderfully comic book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling, a brilliant score by Frank Loesser, crackling direction by George Abbott and dazzling choreography by Michael Kidd.
His eyes were rheumy. His look was dejected, his complexion jaundiced.
As part of a boomer cohort now gazing warily into the rheumy eye of codgerdom, I come increasingly to regard the subject of aging with bemusement and a kind of clammy fascination.