2. Noun. The hiccups. ¹
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Definition of Hiccoughs
1. hiccough [v] - See also: hiccough
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Literary usage of Hiccoughs
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Masai: Their Language and Folklore by Alfred Claud Hollis (1905)
"Yawning, hiccoughs, sneezing, and illnesses. When the Masai yawn, they are said to ... If a person has hiccoughs, it is believed that he will eat some meat. ..."
2. Hand-book of Modern Treatment and Medical Formulary: A Condensed and by William B.. Campbell (1914)
"After the doctor's departure the hiccoughs returned, and the patient applied the spoon-handle himself to the back of the tongue, and with both hands pushed ..."
3. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1897)
"During the faint the hiccoughs ceased, but returned upon her regaining ... During the ensuing two hours her hiccoughs grew worse and her condition became so ..."
4. Principles of osteopathy by Dain Loren Tasker (1903)
"opposite the fifth cervical transverse process, the "center for hiccoughs." See Fig 165 The Trapezius and Splenius Capitis et Colli Muscles. ..."
5. The Mothers' manual: A Month by Month Guide for Young Mothers by Emelyn Lincoln Coolidge (1904)
"hiccoughs. Enlarged glands. Ü OLLOWING the normal development of our baby, we find him at the age of four i months able to hold his head f erect without ..."
6. Alfred Tennyson by Arthur Christopher Benson (1907)
"... the clang and clink of hammers, the 'rolling of wheels, the purring of cats, the thin song of kettles, the drowsy hiccoughs of cisterns. ..."
7. Companion Book of Complete Membership in the Ralston Health Club by Ralston Health Club, Edmund Shaftesbury (1895)
"It controls breathing, digestion, circulation of the blood, sneezing, coughing, laughing, crying, gaping, hiccoughs and winking. Fio.353. ..."
8. Homoeopathic manual of obstetrics, or, A Treatise on the aid the art of by Camille Croserio (1853)
"hiccoughs. The child should be warmed against the breast of the nurse and take sweetened water by drops ; if these means do not suffice it should smell Bell ..."