An' Mis' Holcomb's rheumatism was bad that day an' the grave middlin' damp, so it was for me to do.
The mere Gabet, now free of her rheumatism, was able to help in the soaping and rinsing.
When old Gamelyn had rheumatism the less noise there was, the better.
rheumatism, cold, and fever have formed to me a terrible combination.
It is probably in such a manner that local injuries (traumatism) sometimes appear to induce an attack of rheumatism.
I have had the rheumatism since Christmas so bad that I could not walk nor turn myself in bed.
Not so sick, but his rheumatism keeps him from going out hunting or fishing, so all that work falls to me.
But, my dear, which would you rather have—alterations or rheumatism?
Old Giles perked up, and dilated, and was another man; he forgot his rheumatism, and even his old age.
Now it was rheumatism, now the palsy, and then again the asthma.
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.