from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Sunstroke.


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  • He was "inducted" on the 24th of April, 1649, and there some four weeks later he died, suddenly it would seem, from heat-apoplexy brought on by his exertions during a pilgrimage.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • He brewed himself scalding hot tea, which is an excellent remedy against heat-apoplexy if you take three or four cups of it in time.

    Life's Handicap

  • It is not good to sleep on a low pillow in the hot weather if you happen to be of thick-necked build, for you may pass with lively snores and gugglings from natural sleep into the deep slumber of heat-apoplexy.

    Life's Handicap

  • 'Do I look as if I were going to have heat-apoplexy?'

    The Kipling Reader Selections from the Books of Rudyard Kipling

  • A Sergeant's wife died of heat-apoplexy in the night, and the rumour ran abroad that it was cholera.

    Soldiers Three

  • "Do I look as if I were going to have heat-apoplexy?"

    The Day's Work - Volume 1

  • 'As far as I can make out, he died from -- oh, anything; stoppage of the heart's action, heat-apoplexy, or some other visitation,' said Spurstow to his companions.

    Life's Handicap

  • In the hot weather he dangled on the brink of heat-apoplexy; but it never quite killed him.

    Plain Tales from the Hills

  • And now, let me think! some of them in the Circular Road Cemetery -- cholera, fever, heat-apoplexy; some of them under the Christian daisies of

    Without Prejudice

  • "heat-apoplexy," but one would have thought that Russians and

    The Days Before Yesterday


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