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rheum

 [ro̳m]
any watery or catarrhal discharge.

rheum

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

rheum

(rldbomacm) any watery or catarrhal discharge.

rheum

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

rheum′y adj.

rheum

[ro̅o̅m]
Etymology: Gk, rheuma, flow
a watery or mucous discharge from the skin or mucous membranes.

rheum

An obsolete term for any watery discharge.

rheum

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

rheum

any watery or catarrhal discharge.
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ONe miNuTe the chicken, though a bit rheumy in the eyes, had been jerking around the pen, pecking at the feed in the tray.
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He taught wacky science lessons (trees are a leading source of air pollution) and delivered many dewy-eyed tributes to American heroes, some plucked from yesterday's headlines, some recycled from his rheumy memories of World War I.
On the party's return to the courtyard, 'here again was the same little Wretchedness waiting for its victim, with a smile of joyful, yet dull recognition, about its scabby mouth and in its rheumy eyes'.
The result is a performance that jumps between the terrifying and the comedic, with Dafoe's appearance providing fodder for each emotion: rheumy eyes, rodent teeth and filthy, long fingernails that he rhythmically clicks.
He opens one rheumy eye and, curling back a purple lip, shows a set of teeth I know I have no use for.
The novel is tightly written, seen very much through the rheumy eyes of the old, half-crazy man with his memories.