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Fever, subst. a disease characterised by increase of heat and preternatural thirst: “burning --s, agues pale,” Ven. 739. “the raging fire of f.” Err. V, 75. “this tyrant f. burns me up,” John V, 3, 14. “a burning f.” H4B IV, 1, 56. “fiery f.” H5 IV, 1, 270. “till the high f. seethe your blood,” Tim. IV, 3, 433. Sonn. 147, 1. Phoen. 7. Meas. III, 2, 235. IV, 3, 74. V, 152. LLL IV, 3, 95. LLL IV, 3, 95 John V, 3, 3. Tim. IV, 1, 22. Caes. I, 2, 119. Cymb. IV, 3, 2. Figuratively, == extreme agitation, wild excitement: “in the distraction of this madding f.” Sonn. 119, 8. “felt a f. of the mad,” Tp. I, 2, 209. “an envious f. of emulation,” Troil. I, 3, 133. Troil. I, 3, 133 Troil. I, 3, 133 “life's fitful f.” Mcb. III, 2, 23. Denoting a violent shaking: “to make a shaking f. in your walls,” John II, 228.
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