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PHLEGM, n. [flem; Gr. φλεγμα, inflammation, and pituitous matter, from φλεγω, to burn; hence the word must have originally expressed the matter formed by suppuration.]

  1. Cold animal fluid; watery matter; one of the four humors of which the ancients supposed the blood to be composed. Coxe. Encyc.
  2. In common usage, bronchial mucus; the thick viscid matter secreted in the throat.
  3. Among chimists, water, or the water of distillation. Coxe.
  4. Dullness; coldness; sluggishness; indifference.

Phlegm
  1. One of the four humors of which the ancients supposed the blood to be composed. See Humor.

    Arbuthnot.
  2. Viscid mucus secreted in abnormal quantity in the respiratory and digestive passages.
  3. A watery distilled liquor, in distinction from a spirituous liquor.

    Crabb.
  4. Sluggishness of temperament; dullness; want of interest; indifference; coldness.

    They judge with fury, but they write with phlegm. Pope.

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PHLEGM

PHLEGMAGOGUE, noun phleg'magog. [Gr. phlegm and to drive.]

A term anciently used to denote a medicine supposed to possess the property of expelling phlegm

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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WIDGEON, n. A fowl of the duck kind, or genus Anas, having a black bill, the head and upper part of the neck of a bright bay, the back and sides waved with black and white, and the belly white.

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