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This they do also when a Tempest is coming; and after the Tempest, they Vomit them up.

The final item in the account was for April 22, 1750, for “a Vomit.”

On the 29th she went into the warm Bath, and took a Vomit immediately on coming out.

It intoxicates the Brain, and makes one giddy, without any other operation either by Stool or Vomit.

Vomit—a settled word, and one of the foremost, of the reversed, unnatural vital function.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "act of expelling contents of the stomach through the mouth," from Latin vomitare "to vomit often," frequentative of vomere "spew forth, discharge," from PIE root *wem- "to spit, vomit" (cf. Greek emein "to vomit," emetikos "provoking sickness;" Sanskrit vamati "he vomits;" Avestan vam- "to spit;" Lithuanian vemiu "to vomit," Old Norse væma "seasickness"). In reference to the matter so ejected, it is attested from late 14c.

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