A species of rheum occurred occasionally on dry stony places, but it was the same which I had found several times before.
Our young Princess says her husband has a rheum in his eyes.
It is still preserved for us in the familiar "salt rheum" (eczema) and "rheum of the eyes" of our rural districts.
Tears of emotion actually filled her eyes and mingled with the rheum of her cold.
The Doctor was now old, and his sharp, keen, grey eyes had suffered greatly by reason of rheum and much study.
Here for instance are the directions to be given a patient suffering from rheum or catarrh.
That very night a rheum fell into his eyes so that within a few days he became stark blind.
He turned toward me, and looked into my eyes with two filmy orbs that distilled the rheum of intoxication.
Then he raised his rickety old hat—was that a tear that stole into his eyes, or the rheum of old age?
"rheum'tics done gone foh good, Ma'y Weeze," he said, his round face all smiles.
"mucous discharge," late 14c., from Old French reume "a cold" (13c., Modern French rhume), from Latin rheuma, from Greek rheuma "discharge from the body, flux; a stream, current, flood, a flowing," literally "that which flows," from rhein "to flow," from PIE root *sreu- "to flow" (cf. Sanskrit sravati "flows," srotah "stream;" Avestan thraotah- "stream, river," Old Persian rauta "river;" Greek rheos "a flowing, stream," rhythmos "rhythm," rhytos "fluid, liquid;" Old Irish sruaim, Irish sruth "stream, river;" Welsh ffrwd "stream;" Old Norse straumr, Old English stream, Old High German strom (second element in maelstrom); Lettish strauma "stream, river;" Lithuanian sraveti "to trickle, ooze;" Old Church Slavonic struja "river," o-strovu "island," literally "that which is surrounded by a river;" Polish strumień "brook").
A watery or thin mucous discharge from the eyes or nose.