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Coffee is, therefore, to be preferred in cases of flatulent dyspepsia.

Haller says that lentils are so flatulent as to kill horses.

And in style, too, what can be more depressing than the style which is meant to be "strange" and is only flatulent?

It is even more ridiculous than was poor ——'s, of flatulent memory.

The second is a popular tonic and stomachic in the flatulent colic, dyspepsia, &c., of women and children.

There was the flatulent Jim Deming with his money—she could quickly marry him.

He was a partisan Liberal; and he greeted Goodwin with flatulent importance as a brother in the cause.

For this purpose, all flatulent and indigestible food should be carefully avoided.

One splendid body is worth the brains of a hundred dyspeptic, flatulent philosophers.

Colic, kol′ik, n. a disease attended with severe pain and flatulent distension of the abdomen, without diarrhœa.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from Middle French flatulent, from Modern Latin flatulentus, from Latin flatus "a blowing, a breaking wind," past participle of flare "to blow, puff," which is cognate with Old English blawan (see blow (v.1)).

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