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  • ’Indeed,’ said Mrs Nickleby, ’I don’t think she ever was better, since she had the hooping-cough, scarlet-fever, and measles, all at the same time, and that’s the fact.’
  • Measles, rheumatics, hooping-cough, fevers, agers, and lumbagers,’ said Mr Squeers, ’is all philosophy together; that’s what it is.

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  • She never received a measles vaccination, so we’ll have to wait 8 to 12 days to find out if she caught it.
  • Mother began to be afraid that he might be sickening for measles, when suddenly he sat up in bed and said: ’I hate gruel — I hate barley water — I hate bread and milk.’
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children

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