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camp fever

n.
  1. typhus
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Historical Examples of camp fever

  • But the whole party is stricken with "camp-fever," "Indian laziness," the dolce far niente.

    Woodcraft and Camping

    George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)

  • It was built by Emerson's grandfather, a patriot chaplain in the Revolution, who died of camp-fever at Ticonderoga.

  • His malady (camp-fever) had increased, and Washington sent Doctor Craik with him.

  • He knew something of medicine, and had nursed and cured many a comrade of camp-fever.