“yaws;” and Jim broke into a trot which he kept up until he reached his own porch.
We shall see her colours presently if she yaws to fire at us.
But presently the canoe-man with the yaws was dragged up, and, in his own phrase, was bidden to act as "linguister."
Martin inquired about yaws, for here was a man who ought to know.
Mrs. London and Jack came down with fever, and their yaws grew worse.
I went to a doctor, who burnt out my yaws with caustic potash.
By this time, our yaws and Jack's undiagnosed illness were so bad that we were anxiously waiting for the steamer.
What in the name of natur does he mean by his spracks and his yaws?
And this in a more fierce, and virulent degree, I take to be the yaws.
She yaws like a galliot in a gale, and takes the whole road like a drunken man.
1670s, from Carib yaya, the native name for the disease.
An infectious tropical disease caused by Treponema pertenue, characterized by the development of crusted granulomatous ulcers on the extremities that may cause bone and joint destruction in later stages of the disease. Also called boubas, bubas, frambesia, granuloma tropicum, pian, rupia.