Lexicon:Strong fives

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Term: strong fives
References: HMS Surprise, page 267
Desolation Island, page 123
The Far Side of the World, page 296
Meaning: Another invented disease of Dr Tufts. See marthambles. Apparently meant as a form of severe colic, caused by overeating and drinking and cured by a clyster.

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Maturin's Medicine — This article is based on information from Maturin's Medicine, compiled and edited by Kerry Webb, with the help of a number of contributors.

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