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breakbone fever

[breyk-bohn] /ˈbreɪkˌboʊn/
noun, Pathology.
1.
Origin of breakbone fever
1860-1865
1860-65; break + bone, so called because it makes the bones ache as if breaking at the joints
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  • Commonplaces of gossip followed this—county politics and a neighbor's wife sick of breakbone fever down the road a piece.

    The Escape of Mr. Trimm Irvin S. Cobb
  • Commonplaces of gossip followed this—county politics, and a neighbor's wife sick of breakbone fever down the road a piece.

British Dictionary definitions for breakbone fever

breakbone fever

/ˈbreɪkˌbəʊn/
noun
1.
another name for dengue
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breakbone fever in Medicine

breakbone fever break·bone fever (brāk'bōn')
n.
See dengue.

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