rheum (n.) Old form(s): rheume, rhewme
tears
Cor V.vi.46[Aufidius to First Conspirator] a few drops of women's rheum
Ham II.ii.504[First Player to all] threatening the flames /With bisson rheum
KJ IV.i.33[Hubert to himself, of his tears] How now, foolish rheum!
KJ IV.iii.108[Salisbury to all, of Hubert's tears for Arthur] villainy is not without such rheum
MA V.ii.75[Benedick to Beatrice, of bell-ringing and weeping after the death of a husband] an hour in clamour and a quarter in rheum
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