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Last, but not least of the common Himalayan cuckoos, are the famous brain-fever birds, whose crescendo _brain-fever_, _BRAIN-FEVER_,
Birds of the Indian Hills Douglas Dewar 1916
"brain-fever, _brain-fever_, BRAIN-FEVER," each "brain-fever" being louder and pitched in a higher key than the previous one, until the bird reaches its top note.
A Bird Calendar for Northern India Douglas Dewar 1916
When she wouldn't do it, he kept on worrying her until she got brain-fever, and for six weeks was at death's door.
Sole Music 2010
And when she heard it, her ladies tell me, she screamed and fell, as if struck dead; then sat up wildly and raved like a madwoman, and was then carried to her bed, where her physician attended her, and where she lay of a brain-fever.
The brain-fever of writing ideas has not yet tapered off
between the rock and the cold, cold sea -- Day hawkwing_lb 2006
You must know, my dear cousins and countrymen, that I wore russet before I wore motley, and was bred to be a friar, until a brain-fever came upon me and left me just wit enough to be a fool.
I looked at her with anxiety, and was afraid that it might be the beginning of brain-fever.
At night she began to be delirious, and in the morning she had brain-fever.
A Gentle Spirit 2003
At the mission I used to read about that bird you call the brain-fever bird.
Tropic Days 2003
For a long time we could not soothe her; at last we succeeded in getting her to bed; she seemed to be in the delirium of brain-fever.
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