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Origin of dropsy
OTHER WORDS FROM dropsydrop·sied [drop-seed] /ˈdrɒp sid/, adjective
Words nearby dropsy
Example sentences from the Web for dropsy
Feyther's deid o' his dropsy, and Alec and me's awa' to Canady this day fortnight.The Judge|Rebecca West
Primmie's suspicions of dropsy, or some equally distressing ailment, revived.Galusha the Magnificent|Joseph C. Lincoln
In this kind of dropsy I suspect the digitalis has less or no effect; as it particularly increases the absorption from the lungs.Zoonomia, Vol. II|Erasmus Darwin
Does this mean that dropsy is more common in the rural communities than in the cities?
He was swollen all over his little body, so that the doctors said it was a dropsy.The Fifth Queen Crowned|Ford Madox Ford