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  • adj. in estrus; receptive to mating


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  • Animals increase in heat by motion and exercise, wine, feasting, venus, burning fevers, and pain.

    The New Organon

  • As when men suffer for indifferent things, which, in heat and passion, they call superstition and idolatry; and for their own false opinions in religion, which they mistake for fundamental articles of the Christian faith.

    The Works of Dr. John Tillotson, Late Archbishop of Canterbury. Vol. 05.

  • A communal oven sat at a drunken angle, its cast-iron door seized up and rusted at the hinges, with laminating plates of scale ready to split away either in heat or frost.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • Most persons never noticed the increase in heat and heart-beat, and the first they knew was when the scarlet rash came out.

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  • For in cold the contractive motion is checked by a resisting tendency to expand, just as in heat the expansive motion is checked by a resisting tendency to contract.

    The New Organon


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