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Tussis

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tussis (Med) A cough.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tussis In medicine, a cough. Compare pertussis.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tussis tus′is a cough
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

He wanted to talk to Tussie Shuttleworth about them, but Tussie would not talk.
"The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight" by Elizabeth von Arnim
So the periods of Tussis ferina, or violent cough with slow pulse, called nervous cough, recurs by solar periods.
"Zoonomia, Vol. I" by Erasmus Darwin
Dosis cochleare theae urgente tussi.
"An Account of the Diseases which were most frequent in the British military hospitals in Germany" by Donald Monro
A tussy-mussy was the most beloved of nosegays, and was often made of flowers mingled with sweet-scented leaves.
"Old-Time Gardens" by Alice Morse Earle
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In news:

Graveside services for Dorothy Joyce (Meadows) Kendrick will be Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 2 pm at the Tussy Cemetery, north of Ratliff City, Okla. Hershal Baker officiating.
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