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n.1.(Med.) Inflammation of the tonsils; quinsy.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He laid everything before me; and him I escaped only to be confided in by a matron with a tendency to follicular tonsilitis and eczema.
Mendrez, UE's second-leading scorer in the tournament with 13.3 points per game, was suffering from tonsilitis, which got worse over the Holy week break.
Q My 10-year-old grandson had penicillin for tonsilitis and got a rash.
Boyd and four more on sick list KILLIE could be without top scorer Kris Boyd and up to four others after a tonsilitis epidemic struck Rugby Park.
You see, Adam (Simon Bird) has been languishing at his mum and dad's house all week after a bout of tonsilitis sent him running home for tea and sympathy.
Porya Ahmadi (ankle), Sion Edwards (calf), and Michael Elstone (minor operation) are all doubtful, while defender Leon Clowes is struggling with tonsilitis.
Garde also revealed Jack Grealish missed the Adams Park clash through tonsilitis, and expects the midfielder to also sit out Tuesday night's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.
Amy McIntosh, 25, was caught on camera waving a giant tea cake above her head while signed off from her job at a nursery with tonsilitis.
I had mumps, tonsilitis, whooping cough, and scarlet fever.
She is suffering from tonsilitis so missed the band's performance at the O2 Arena.
Her four-month pre-jungle diet consisted of protein before she went down with tonsilitis and started eating low-fat food on her GP's advice.