An' Mis' Holcomb's rheumatism was bad that day an' the grave middlin' damp, so it was for me to do.
So Hope was obliged to leave her and her rheumatism to the gossips.
When old Gamelyn had rheumatism the less noise there was, the better.
I can't bear to see him sitting on that hard chair of his, with his rheumatism and all.
It is probably in such a manner that local injuries (traumatism) sometimes appear to induce an attack of rheumatism.
It is beneficial for dyspepsia, gout, rheumatism, and scrofulous diseases.
Not so sick, but his rheumatism keeps him from going out hunting or fishing, so all that work falls to me.
Nursey wore spectacles; the coachman indulged in rheumatism.
Old Giles perked up, and dilated, and was another man; he forgot his rheumatism, and even his old age.
When she began it she had been ill with rheumatism for more than a year.
c.1600, from Late Latin rheumatismus, from Greek rheumatismos, from rheumatizein "suffer from the flux," from rheuma "a discharge from the body" (see rheum). "The meaning of a disease of the joints is first recorded in 1688, because rheumatism was thought to be caused by an excessive flow of rheum into a joint thereby stretching ligaments" [Barnhart].
rheumatism rheu·ma·tism (rōō'mə-tĭz'əm)
Any of several pathological conditions of the muscles, tendons, joints, bones, or nerves, characterized by discomfort and disability.