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noun
Lues  n.  (Med.)
1.
Disease, especially of a contagious kind. (archaic)
2.
Syphilis; called also Lues venerea.
Lues venerea, syphilis; called also simply lues.






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"Lues" Quotes from Famous Books



... boiling water. The rice swells and fills the holes of the inner pot, so that very little water gets in, and by this mode of boiling the rice is brought to a firm consistency, and cakes into a sort of bread, of which, with butter or oil, sugar, and spices, they make several very pleasant dishes. The lues venerea prevails among the inhabitants of this island; but, instead of expelling the poison by salivation, they drive it out by perspiration, sitting for this purpose in the sun for some hours, by which the pores are opened, giving free vent to the noxious ...
— A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume X • Robert Kerr

... (said he) what makes you think I am of a dropsical habit?' 'Sir, I beg pardon (replied the Doctor) I perceive your ancles are swelled, and you seem to have the facies leucophlegmatica. Perhaps, indeed, your disorder may be oedematous, or gouty, or it may be the lues venerea: If you have any reason to flatter yourself it is this last, sir, I will undertake to cure you with three small pills, even if the disease should have attained its utmost inveteracy. Sir, it is an arcanum, which I have discovered, and prepared with infinite ...
— The Expedition of Humphry Clinker • Tobias Smollett



Words linked to "Lues" :   tertiary syphilis, venereal disease, Venus's curse, chancre, neurosyphilis, STD, syph, syphilis, primary syphilis, lues venerea, secondary syphilis, Cupid's itch



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