Origin of phthisic
Words nearby phthisic
How to use phthisic in a sentence
It grows in marshy places; and is cultivated in China, the fruit having a supposed value as a diuretic and anti-phthisic.
She put it on her knee, and played a tune that would have made gout, cholic and phthisic dance upon their last legs.Peg Woffington|Charles Reade
Then Dilsie could sleep in the cabin, as she ought to on account of the jimsonweed in her phthisic pipe.The Tinder-Box|Maria Thompson Daviess
They call it phthisic only because thats the very hardest word in the book to spell.The Last of the Flatboats|George Cary Eggleston
The genuine phthisic, or pulmonary consumption of New-England, is rarely met.