Wednesday, December 23, 2015

stop dead & rheumatism


Complete Works of Virginia Woolf:

"It's as though they'd taken pains to torment me!" he cried, stopping dead. "did I come on this voyage in order to catch rheumatism and pneumonia? Really one might have credited Vinrace with more sense. My dear," Helen was on her knees under a table.


stop dead:
to stop moving very unexpectedly.

a disease that makes the muscles and joints painful, stiff and swollen. 

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