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- n. low spirits; depression
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. apparitions supposed to be seen by persons suffering with delirium tremens; hence, very low spirits.
- n. See under Blue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Low spirits; depression of mind.
- [With allusion to the apparitions of such delirium.] Delirium tremens.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a state of depression
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That was welcome, I can tell you: the thirty-mile ride from Ferozepore, skirting south in case of gorracharra scouts, and with only six N.C. sowars for escort, had given me the blue devils and done my game ankle no good at all, and on reaching Moodkee I'd had a most horrid shock.