Part of speech: noun

Inflammation of the pleura.

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Usage examples "pleurisy":

  1. One of these Obi had, who was a- bed, groanin', coughin', and turnin' over and over all the time on the creakin' bedstead with pleurisy; t'other was for the judge. - "The Attache or, Sam Slick in England, Complete", Thomas Chandler Haliburton.
  2. Pleurisy root, 1 ounce. - "The American Reformed Cattle Doctor", George Dadd.
  3. But one morning, Filippo did not appear at the works: he tied up his head, went to bed complaining bitterly, and causing plates and towels to be heated with great haste and anxiety, pretending that he had an attack of pleurisy. - "Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art (Vol. 3 of 3)", S. Spooner.