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 for Megrim
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scaldfish \Scald"fish`\, n. [Scald, a. + fish.] (Zool.)
     A European flounder ({Arnoglossus laterna, or Psetta
     arnoglossa); -- called also megrim, and smooth sole.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Megrim \Me"grim\, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zool.)
     The British smooth sole, or scaldfish ({Psetta arnoglossa).
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Megrim \Me"grim\, n. [OE. migrim, migrene, F. migraine, LL.
     hemigrania, L. hemicrania, hemicranium, Gr. ?; ?- half + ?
     skull. See Hemi- and Cranium, and cf. Hemicrania,
     Migraine.]
     1. A kind of sick or nervous headache, usually periodical and
        confined to one side of the head; now more commonly called
        migraine headache or migraine.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
     2. A fancy; a whim; a freak; a humor; esp., in the plural,
        lowness of spirits.
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              These are his megrims, firks, and melancholies.
                                                    --Ford.
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     3. pl. (Far.) A sudden vertigo in a horse, succeeded
        sometimes by unconsciousness, produced by an excess of
        blood in the brain; a mild form of apoplexy. --Youatt.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  megrim
      n 1: a severe recurring vascular headache; occurs more
           frequently in women than men [syn: migraine, megrim,
           sick headache, hemicrania]

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