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Covent Garden ague:

Obsolete term for a venereal-disease , particularly gonorrhea and its burning pain. Quote: Captain Francis Grose, Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (1811): ' He broke his skins against Covent-Garden rails ; he caught the venereal disorder .'
See Also: bear-garden language, burdock, Common Garden, Convent Garden, Covent Garden, Covent Garden ague, Covent Garden lady, Covent Garden nun, gonorrhea, have a dash of lavender, market dame

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