George, my dear old school-chum, with the V.C., and his wife tells me of it as casually as if it had been a gumboil!
I've been young myself, and I know youth is touchy as a gumboil when it comes to love affairs.
If he has sciatica, pleurisy or a gumboil, he can speak of his ailments and tell people what is the matter with him.
A good example of this is seen in what is known as a gumboil.
gumboil gum·boil (gŭm'boil')
A small boil or abscess on the gum, often resulting from tooth decay.