chilblains


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Noun1.chilblains - inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture
blain - an inflammatory swelling or sore
kibe - ulcerated chilblain on the heel
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Goddard's school was in high reputeand very deservedly; for Highbury was reckoned a particularly healthy spot: she had an ample house and garden, gave the children plenty of wholesome food, let them run about a great deal in the summer, and in winter dressed their chilblains with her own hands.
Our clothing was insufficient to protect us from the severe cold: we had no boots, the snow got into our shoes and melted there: our ungloved hands became numbed and covered with chilblains, as were our feet: I remember well the distracting irritation I endured from this cause every evening, when my feet inflamed; and the torture of thrusting the swelled, raw, and stiff toes into my shoes in the morning.
He was never without a cold, except once for nine weeks while he had scarlet fever; and he always had chilblains.
Unfortunately the Cat received a telegram which said that his first-born was suffering from chilblains and was on the point of death.
This is the wise waggish-will and good-will of my soul, that it CONCEALETH NOT its winters and glacial storms; it concealeth not its chilblains either.
Ah dear me the poor old room,' said Flora, glancing round, 'looks just as ever Mrs Clennam I am touched to see except for being smokier which was to be expected with time and which we must all expect and reconcile ourselves to being whether we like it or not as I am sure I have had to do myself if not exactly smokier dreadfully stouter which is the same or worse, to think of the days when papa used to bring me here the least of girls a perfect mass of chilblains to be stuck upon a chair with my feet on the rails and stare at Arthur--pray excuse me--Mr Clennam--the least of boys in the frightfullest of frills and jackets ere yet Mr F.
A Chilblains don't respond very well to treatment but do get better on their own.
This has introduced the latest generation of children to the delights of snowmen, sledging and chilblains.
Until that day, though, we will stand on the touchline, nursing chilblains.
TIP from a Roman soldier: Use hot, mashed turnip to treat chilblains and swellings on the hands and feet
The pain from the chilblains on my fingers and toes was unbearable but that was the least of my worries and I now take palpitations when I see the chipolatas and walnut whips in Asda.