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Fever-Iurdan

or Fever-lurgan. A fit of idleness. Lurden means a block-head. (French, lourd, heavy, dull, thick-headed; lourdand, a blockhead.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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