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for spottled fever
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Typhus \Ty"phus\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? smoke, cloud, stupor
arising from fever; akin to ? to smoke, Skr. dh?pa smoke.]
A contagious continued fever lasting from two to three weeks,
attended with great prostration and cerebral disorder, and
marked by a copious eruption of red spots upon the body. Also
called jail fever, famine fever, putrid fever,
spottled fever, etc. See Jail fever, under Jail.
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