An illustration (for an E2 valentine*)



*of who, vicariously, I’ve grown fond;
so strong when she says, “No deals, Mr. Bond.”

Qualm (?), n. [AS. cwealm death, slaughter, pestilence, akin to OS. & OHG. qualm. See Quail to cower.]

1.

Sickness; disease; pestilence; death.

[Obs.]

thousand slain and not of qualm ystorve [dead]. Chaucer.

2.

A sudden attack of illness, faintness, or pain; an agony.

" Qualms of heartsick agony."

Milton.

3.

Especially, a sudden sensation of nausea.

For who, without a qualm, hath ever looked On holy garbage, though by Homer cooked? Roscommon.

4.

A prick or scruple of conscience; uneasiness of conscience; compunction.

Dryden.

 

© Webster 1913.

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