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  • Winds of the day, gestures of distraction, sweat, itchings, sudden surprises, three-foot falls at the edge of sleep, watched skies, remembered shames, all have since written on that perfect grating.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • See that _immediate_ medical attention is given inflammations, excoriations, itchings and swellings of her genital organs.

    Sex Avoided subjects Discussed in Plain English

  • Very disagreeable itchings snatched me from my first nap, and drove me to a wooden bench outside the door.

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 06 — Fiction

  • In this magazine of toys -- for such it virtually was at first -- he satisfied his itchings to play with tools and machines.

    The Irrational Knot Being the Second Novel of His Nonage

  • I am dead here with the hot weather; yet I walk every night home, and believe it does me good: but my shoulder is not yet right; itchings, and scratchings, and small achings.

    The Journal to Stella

  • It is described as commencing with itchings and formications in the feet, severe pain in the back, contractions in the muscles, nausea, giddiness, apathy, with abortion in pregnant women, in suckling women drying of milk, and in maidens with amenorrhea.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Pécuchet, in like manner, felt himself "undermined," had itchings in his skin and lumps in his throat.

    Bouvard and Pécuchet A Tragi-comic Novel of Bourgeois Life

  • The Archbishop of Tours had willingly given him to his confrere for his journey to that town, because it was usual for archbishops to make each other presents, they well knowing how sharp are the itchings of theological palms.

    Droll Stories — Volume 1

  • Now, since the beginnings of adulterous love are only the stimulant fires and itchings of the flesh, it is evident, that these things in the spirit are filthy allurements, which, as they ascend and descend, and reciprocate, so they excite and inflame.

    The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love

  • But of course, I was just a kid at the time, and while I was feeling the itchings of queer love, i didn't know what it was beyond "boy, it must be really really wrong"--and oddly, helen keller was sort of the "thing" that made me aware that queer love must be "wrong"--if living together in such an intimate way doesn't naturally lead to a romantic loving relationship--its only because that romantic love must be profoundly wrong, you know?

    Blind Rage and the legacy of Helen Keller


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