What does the word rheumatism mean?

Usage examples for rheumatism

  1. Old Bolter would vow there was rheumatism and fever in every blade. – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  2. The sugar house in question was full of holes in its roof, and the prisoners kept in the upper stories were after every rain intentionally exposed to chills and rheumatism. – Journal of Dr. Elias Cornelius, a Revolutionary Surgeon by Elias Cornelius
  3. She cured a beloved old dog of rheumatism and partial blindness. – The Thing from the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram