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summer complaint

n. diarrhea, especially that experienced in the summer. I’ve got a touch of the summer complaint.
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Let a complaint be made, by all means,” said the Judge; “I am determined to see the law executed to the letter, on all such depredators.
Why, seeing it’s the first complaint under the law, and knowing the judge set his heart on the thing, I thought it best that the authority to search should come from himself.
Judge Temple has set his heart on putting the deer law in force,” said Hiram, after the preliminary civilities were over, “and a complaint has been laid before him that a deer has been killed.
He has been standing off and on in the door-yard for the matter of a glass; and he has summat on his mind that he wants to heave up, d’ye see; but I tells him, says I, man, would you be coming aboard with your complaints, said I, when the judge has gotten his own child, as it were, out of the jaws of a lion?
The colonel of the regiment was waited upon by the government clerk, Venden, with a complaint against his officers, who had insulted his wife.
He has been used to her in these complaints, and I hope tomorrow morning will bring us both a more comfortable report.
It is possible, then, that Madame can have given you grounds for these complaints against her?
My Lady, with a disdainful gesture of the hand that holds the screen, assures him of his being worth no complaint from her.
I have told your ladyship that I should be placed in a very disagreeable situation if any complaint was made, and all is in strict confidence.
Early one morning I was standing near the dining-room door listening to the complaints of the students.
At last Anselmo and I agreed to leave the village and come to this valley; and, he feeding a great flock of sheep of his own, and I a large herd of goats of mine, we pass our life among the trees, giving vent to our sorrows, together singing the fair Leandra's praises, or upbraiding her, or else sighing alone, and to heaven pouring forth our complaints in solitude.
Then, while the company were hanging over the fire or loitering through the room, previous to settling to their various morning avocations, he came and leant over the back of my chair, with his face in contact with my curls, and commencing with a quiet little kiss, poured forth the following complaints into my ear:-
This is Hattersley's - every page stuffed full of railing accusations, bitter curses, and lamentable complaints, ending up with swearing that he'll get married himself in revenge: he'll throw himself away on the first old maid that chooses to set her cap at him, - as if I cared what he did with himself.
From all quarters come complaints of the unusual prevalence of sleet at the higher levels.
I found a dismal letter from him on my arrival here, full of complaints of his wife and sister, and lamentations on the cruelty of his fate.