Brain fever, Continued fever, etc. See under Brain, Continued, etc.Fever and ague, a form of fever recurring in paroxysms which are preceded by chills. It is of malarial origin.Fever blister (Med.), a blister or vesicle often found about the mouth in febrile states; a variety of herpes.Fever bush(Bot.), the wild allspice or spice bush. See Spicewood.Fever powder. Same as Jame's powder.Fever root(Bot.), an American herb of the genus Triosteum (T. perfoliatum); — called also feverwort amd horse gentian.Fever sore, a carious ulcer or necrosis. Miner.

(Feu"da*to*ry) n.; pl. Feudatories A tenant or vassal who held his lands of a superior on condition of feudal service; the tenant of a feud or fief.

The grantee . . . was styled the feudatory or vassal.

[He] had for feudatories great princes.
J. H. Newman.

(Feu"da*to*ry), a. Held from another on some conditional tenure; as, a feudatory title. Bacon.

Feu de joie
(||Feu` de joie") [F., lit., fire of joy.] A fire kindled in a public place in token of joy; a bonfire; a firing of guns in token of joy.

(Feud"ist) n. [Cf. F. feudiste.] A writer on feuds; a person versed in feudal law. Spelman.

(||Feu`illants") n. pl. A reformed branch of the Bernardines, founded in 1577 at Feuillans, near Toulouse, in France.

(Feuille"mort`) a. [F. feuille morte a dead leaf.] Having the color of a faded leaf. Locke.

(||Feu`ille*ton") n. [F., from feulle leaf.] A part of a French newspaper (usually the bottom of the page), devoted to light literature, criticism, etc.; also, the article or tale itself, thus printed.

(Feuill"ton*ist) n. [F. feuilletoniste.] A writer of feuilletons. F. Harrison.

(feu"ter) v. t. [OE. feutre rest for a lance, OF. feutre, fautre, feltre, felt, cushion, rest for a lance, fr. LL. filtrum, feltrum; of German origin, and akin to E. felt. See Felt, and cf. Filter.] To set close; to fix in rest, as a spear. Spenser.

(Feu"ter*er) n. [Either fr. G. fütterer feeder, or corrupted fr. OF. vautrier, vaultrier; fr. vaultre, viautre, a kind of hound, fr. L. vertragus, vertraga, a greyhound. The last is of Celtic origin.] A dog keeper. [Obs.] Massinger.

(Fe"ver) n. [OE. fever, fefer, AS. fefer, fefor, L. febris: cf. F. fièvre. Cf. Febrile.]

1. (Med.) A diseased state of the system, marked by increased heat, acceleration of the pulse, and a general derangement of the functions, including usually, thirst and loss of appetite. Many diseases, of which fever is the most prominent symptom, are denominated fevers; as, typhoid fever; yellow fever.

Remitting fevers subside or abate at intervals; intermitting fevers intermit or entirely cease at intervals; continued or continual fevers neither remit nor intermit.

2. Excessive excitement of the passions in consequence of strong emotion; a condition of great excitement; as, this quarrel has set my blood in a fever.

An envious fever
Of pale and bloodless emulation.

After life's fitful fever he sleeps well.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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