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Falling Sickness


Epilepsy, in which the patient falls suddenly to the ground.

Brutus.—He [i.e. Cæsar] hath the falling-sickness.

Cassius.—No, Cæsar hath it not: but you, and I,

And honest Casca, we have the falling-sickness.”

Shakespeare: Julius Cœsar, i. 2.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Fall Upon (To)
Fall in With (To)
Fall into a Snare (To)
Fall of Man (The)
Fall of the Drop (The)
Fall Out of (To)
Fall Short of (To)
Fall Together by the Ears (To)
Fall Upon One’s Feet (To)
Falling Bands
Falling Sickness
Falling Stars
Fallow Land
False (The Rule of)
False Ceiling
Falutin (High)
Familiar Spirits