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  • v. To become sick.
  • v. To vomit.


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  • Then if you get sick and have to go to Cairns the sister calls Cairns on the wireless and the aeroplane comes out to take you into Cairns to hospital.

    A Town Like Alice

  • "If you are on such good terms with the Almighty, Mr. Goralsky, then why did He let you get sick in the first place?"

    Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry

  • Unfortunately, people get sick despite my personal biorhythm.

    I Used to Have a Handle on Life But It Broke

  • If you ever get sick of sheriffing, you can become a full-time painter.

    The Huckleberry Murders

  • Don't get sick on me, or get a bad back, or have infirm children in the middle of the run?

    Men Don't Leave Me

  • The/Bundels/do not like fresh air; and I get sick in a carriage without it: accordingly, by the time we reached Wallace Hall that night, what with their close mode of travelling, and Miss Anderson's green tea, I found myself ready to faint.

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • It’s an elegant system that beautifully demonstrates the sophistication of the human organism, but there is a rub: Because the body must get sick before it can produce antibodies, variolation carried with it the risk of death from the very disease it was meant to protect against.

    The Panic Virus

  • My daughter is in day care, and if she gets sick for a few days then I usually get it and I get sick for weeks—which brings on a flare and then I need more immune-suppressing drugs.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • "It takes a good while for them to settle down," Norah said, "and then lots of 'em get sick – pleuro and things; and we inoculate them, and their tails drop off, and sometimes the sick ones get bad-tempered, and it's quite exciting work mustering."

    A Little Bush Maid


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