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  • adj. Obsolete form of hectic.
  • n. Obsolete form of hectic.

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Examples

  • An early English writer on this valuable product spoke truly when he remarked: "All the American travellers have written such panegyricks, that I should degrade this royal liquor if I should offer any; yet several of these curious travellers and physicians do agree in this, that the cocoa has a wonderful faculty of quenching thirst, allaying hectick heats, of nourishing and fattening the body."

    The Food of the Gods A Popular Account of Cocoa

  • France would have been unconquerable, if Charles his order had been augmented and maintaind: but men in their small wisdome begin a thing, which then because it hath some favour of good, discovers not the poyson that lurkes thereunder, as I before said of the hectick feavers.

    Machiavelli, Volume I

  • The first 45mn werent too bad btu the road really became hectick and no 4x4 would ever be able to pass through some of the sections of this road.

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