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- n. A digression in which a person is introduced speaking his or her own words.
- n. The point at which a male's sex drive is at its peak, supposed to be dictated by a natural cycle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A digression in which a person is introduced speaking his own words.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In rhetoric, a digression.
- n. In Greek music, the raising or sharping of a tone: opposed to eclysis.
Professor of Biology at the Rutgers College of Agriculture, New Brunswick, published a study of dreams in which he recorded the results of detailed observations of his dreams, and also of seminal emissions during sleep (by him termed "gonekbole" or "ecbole"), during a period of something over two years.
The climax of maximum dreaming (as determined by the number of words in the dream record) and the climax of maximum ecbole fell at the same point of the cycle, the ecbolic climax being more distinctly marked than the dream climax.
There is the period of tumescence, and the ecbole constituting the detumescence.
E. M.'s curves frequently show the influence of weekly periodicity, in the tendency to ecbole on Sunday, or sometimes on