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falling sickness

noun
1.
Origin of falling sickness
1520-1530
1520-30
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  • He who kisses it is preserved for seven days from falling-sickness, apoplexy, and sudden death.'

  • It was a sickness, I believe, like the falling-sickness that comes to old men; and in time I grew better and dreamed no more.

    Children of the Frost Jack London
  • Even the roof, not of you be it said, has the falling-sickness—it hangs by a hair.

    Stories and Pictures Isaac Loeb Peretz
  • It is good against the falling-sickness, and giddiness in the head, it cleanseth the Reins and Bladder.

    A Queens Delight Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for falling-sickness

falling sickness

noun
1.
a former name (nontechnical) for epilepsy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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