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White-swelling

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • White-swelling a disease of the joints, esp. the knee, in which the synovial membrane passes into pulpy degeneration
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hwít; Ice. hvitr, Ger. weiss.

Usage

In literature:

He wore a high hat, a white waistcoat, and a monocle, because it looked swell, no doubt.
"Original Short Stories, Volume 5 (of 13)" by Guy de Maupassant
I knows a lady what's got a white swelling quick as I claps eyes on her.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
As this ripens, it swells larger, till at length it bursts the covering, the cotton being then as white as snow.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX." by Robert Kerr
Yet the white skin was moulded most smoothly, without such muscular swelling as made his might evident.
"The Were-Wolf" by Clemence Housman
He stood a second, motionless and white, then swelled with the living anger.
"David Balfour, Second Part" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Down fell the crew, and on their knees Shudder'd at each white swelling!
"The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood" by Thomas Hood
A man on horseback waving a large white handkerchief appeared on the crest of the swell and rode toward them.
"The Texan Scouts" by Joseph A. Altsheler
They swelled with their voices the feeble chorus that white fishermen had raised long before the war.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Ships sailed on the seas, their white sails swelling in the wind.
"Old Peter's Russian Tales" by Arthur Ransome
Instantly she went white, her hands pressing her breast, her round throat swelling as though the effort of breathing choked her.
"Beth Norvell" by Randall Parrish
THE TREATMENT of white swelling should be both constitutional and local.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
He had what was called a white swelling on his knee.
"Confessions of Boyhood" by John Albee
The one increased the weight of white lead; the other swelled the unlawful receipts of the manufacturers of silk.
"A Republic Without a President and Other Stories" by Herbert Ward
The knuckles of his hand became white and swelled, and the number of good places discouraged him.
"The Lost Manuscript" by Gustav Freytag
Now she gazed out over the swells, past the occasional white-caps that dotted the blue, and tasted the cool, moist air.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
I see the slender figure with the swelling bosom, the delicate white throat, the babyish face with large, wistful eyes.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
This, of course, released thousands of whites from home duties and swelled the ranks of the Confederate army.
"The Story of American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
In bold triumph they swelled and burst at his feet upon the white, pebbly beach.
"The World and Its People: Book VII" by Anna B. Badlam
His breast swelled and his face grew awfully white.
"Hoosier Mosaics" by Maurice Thompson
He was a swell with this white bread.
"Sea and Sardinia" by D. H. Lawrence
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In poetry:

We lay becalmed; the white-hot sun
Beat down above an even swell;
And, clear upon our starboard bow
Stood out your spar-like Pinnacle.
"Fernando De Noronha" by Lincoln Colcord
Slim o'er the tree-tops weighed with white
The country church's spire doth swell,
A scintillating icicle,
While fitfully the village light
"The White Evening" by Madison Julius Cawein
When the white coffee-blossoms swell,
The fair moon full, the evening long,
I love to hear the warbling bell,
And sun-burnt peasant's wayward song.
"Lines" by Maria Gowen Brooks
That is eddying, whirling and chasing
All the white swells that break on the shore;
And then dashing and thundering onward,
With the sound of a cataract's roar.
"A Legend Of Buckingham Village" by Nora Pembroke
Oft pausing on his white-eyed inward look,
Some undermountain narrative he tells,
As gapped by Lykian heat the brook
Cut from the source that in the upland swells.
"Bellerophon" by George Meredith
But at length the wild tumult seems pacified,
And blackly amid the white swell
A gaping chasm its jaws opens wide,
As if leading down to the depths of hell:
And the howling billows are seen by each eye
Down the whirling funnel all madly to fly.
"The Driver" by Friedrich von Schiller

In news:

Eosinophilic Esophagitis, or EoE, is a chronic disease that occurs when eosinophils, a type of white blood cell, cluster in the esophagus and cause inflammation and swelling.
The conjunctiva is the white part of the eye, so conjunctivitis refers to a swelling or redness of the eye.
The Internet is littered with parody black and white perfume ads where a sexy man makes vague pronouncements while dramatic music swells.
Alyssa White was a promising young soccer player despite a medical condition that causes her chest muscles to swell.
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