megrims

/ (ˈmiːɡrɪmz) /


noun(functioning as singular)
  1. archaic a fit of depression

  2. archaic a disease of horses and cattle; staggers

Words Nearby megrims

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

How to use megrims in a sentence

  • This was the first attack of the megrims that I remembered in my mistress since the time when she was a young girl.

    The Moonstone | Wilkie Collins
  • Some say he is sick of an ague; others that he was cut about the brows for the megrims, which vexeth him sore.

  • All shall be served with the same wine; the rich host shall not say, For my colic, or for my megrims, I must drink the better.

  • That might justify her, fairly enough, in being kept away from meeting now and again by headaches, or undefined megrims.

  • Probably nothing would have done so much to chase away the megrims that were always pestering him.