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usually treated as singular Rheumatism; rheumatic pains.‘he was plagued with the rheumatics’‘the pain of her rheumatics had eased’
- ‘There was nothing I could do but put a brave face on it and go after them, but now my rheumatics are playing up something rotten and my truss is all rusty.’
- ‘There is no shivering in the cold, no fear of getting chilled, no danger of rheumatics from sitting on damp grass.’
- ‘I have rheumatics in the spine now and I've been in hospital three times with my stomach.’
- ‘Nothing special about a touch of the rheumatics, I tell myself.’
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