Origin of lues
1625–35; < New Latin, special use of Latin luēs plague, contagion
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Examples from the Web for lues
It is not so much a test for lues in the patient as of credulity in the doctor.
Miscarriages in a woman should arouse the suspicion of lues in her husband.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:
Louis Marshall Warfield
It is only when they have taken to bragging that the lues Napoleonica has set in.Checkmate
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Some even who had been four or five years diseased with the Lues became quite cured.
Lues Venerea keeps its place in the tables, and counts its score or two of deaths annually.The History of Prostitution
William W. Sanger
- any venereal disease
- a pestilence
C17: from New Latin, from Latin: calamity