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asthma
used in The Mill on the Floss

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a common lung disorder characterized by wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and sometimes coughing
  • Their religion was of a simple, semi-pagan kind, but there was no heresy in it,—if heresy properly means choice,—for they didn't know there was any other religion, except that of chapel-goers, which appeared to run in families, like asthma.
    4.1 -- Book 4 Chapter 1 -- A Variation of Protestantism Unknown to Bossuet (57% in)

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