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- n. In anatomy, a bite, biting, or morsure.
“This is the morsus, the cruelest poisonbecause it causes inconceivable pain upon the withdrawal.”
“This meant she had one fewer day until the morsus would strike.”
“Sabine would give anything for the antidote to his morsus.”
“Every month, Omort gave her and Lanthe the morsus, literally the stinging bite poison.”
“Perhaps I should withhold the morsus to spur you on.”
“Out of curiosityand for no other reasonSabine had asked the woman if Rydstrom would have been poisoned by the morsus if hed bitten her neck.”
“But she could just imagine explaining the morsus to him.”
“But she wondered if anything could be worse than facing the morsus withdrawal?”
“Ages ago, hed slipped the morsus into their wine before theyd learned to identify potions by smell and tasteand before theyd learned to create their own to counter him.”
“Though shed grown confident about defeating the morsus, she always had a plan B.”
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