On the other hand, some cuts and scratches will fester and throb and turn to "matter" (pus) and even give you fever and headache and blood poisoning.
It was then and has always been since a puzzle to both of us why wounds, seemingly healing naturally when unwashed and undressed, should inflame and fester after careful washing and dressing.
The fester had not yet gathered, therefore he set his quarrel aside for the time when he could give it his undivided attention.
Such pinpricks were generally superficial, to be brushed aside and treated without undue consideration until such time as some resulting fester might gather and drastic action become necessary.
Here, wipe yer cheeks wi' this overall; guess they'll sure fester if you don't.
She felt the change bitterly; every neglect or retort rankled in her thoughts until it became as a fester corrupting her happiness.
True; but like those who have gone before us, we will die in the ship yonder and fester here in the sand first.
What is meant, is that the wounds inflicted by wordy shafts rankle and fester and lead to death.
The man, however, that is pierced with words unwisely spoken, becomes the victim of wounds that fester and lead to death.
And not at all terrible are the loud phrases about the traffic in women's flesh, about the white slaves, about prostitution being a corroding fester of large cities, and so on, and so on .
And not at all terrible are the loud phrases about the traffic in women's flesh, about the white slaves, about prostitution being a corroding fester of large cities, and so on, and so on.
The spirit that Catholic Ireland had fifty years ago is sadly changed to-day; and its tendency to fester on slight provocation is due to the poison distilled into it from an unwholesome, anti-Catholic literature.
It is far easier to be admonished by one friend whose correction is swathed in soft charity than await till a dozen sneerers send their poisoned arrows to fester in your heart.
Again broad smiles illuminated the faces of the four, and this time Tom Fester actually accomplished a smile himself, though the graining might be eternally warped.
Turner and Fester and Squinch were in the latter's office, discussing the mystery with some trace of irritation, when the source of it walked in upon them.
Mr. Turner, Mr. Squinch and Mr. Fester looked at one another in turn.
Another inspiring thought was the vision of Doc Turner and Ebenezer Squinch and Tom Fester and Andy Grout and Jim Christmas, with plenty of money to invest in a dubious enterprise.
Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds') reappears in Shakespeare's Sonnets' (xciv.
A line from one of them: Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds (xciv.
For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds; Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds.
Flagrant, unblushing vice was hidden away in the corners of the city, to fester and die unseen.
All the hate and scorn and love of a deep nature such as the shy man is ever cursed by fester and corrupt within, instead of spending themselves abroad, and sour him into a misanthrope and cynic.
Without some outlet, the anger caused by the ever-occurring troubles of life is apt to rankle and fester within.