What does the word pleurisy mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  2. Pleurisy root, 1 ounce. – The American Reformed Cattle Doctor by 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) by S. Spooner