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SICKNESS. By sickness is understood any affection of the body which deprives it temporarily of the power to fulfill its usual functions.
     2. Sickness is either such as affects the body generally, or only some parts of it. Of the former class, a fever is an example; of the latter, blindness. When a process has been issued against an individual for his arrest, the sheriff or other officer is authorized, after he has arrested him, if he be so dangerously sick, that to remove him would endanger his life or health, to let him remain where he found him, and to return the facts at large, or simply languidus. (q.v.)

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Try to discourage any reading, or playing visual games, such as Nintendos, in the car as this can stimulate car sickness.
With Easter holiday travel approaching, the RAC Foundation is urging drivers to ensure that car sickness doesn't pose a safety risk or ruin the trip.
This could prove particularly useful if you have young children who are prone to car sickness.
The car would be loaded up and off we'd go, all five of us in a plastic-seated Hillman Avenger for six weeks to the south of France - six weeks of car sickness, basically.
A REVOLUTIONARY new product, designed to enhance the driving skills of the professionals, is claimed to be a godsend for those who suffer from car sickness.
I made a pact when the children were still in nappies never to have food in the car, as not only can it contribute to car sickness, but guess who has to clean out the car each week?
Car sickness: Twenty-one percent of parents reported problems with car sickness.
John Hood, sales manager of Motorpoint, says: "Travelling in cars is not natural for pets and they can suffer from car sickness just like children.
But we won't re-live that episode, or the car sickness which, I have to say, taught me a valuable lesson in packing - ie towels, wet wipes, change of clothes for each child, not to mention air freshener or nobody would get back in after the scramble to get out.
One in three drivers claim they have been distracted by a passenger with car sickness.
Story tapes only go so far,even when the audience can agree on its choice, and after that it's car sickness, territorial squabbling and the mysterious ability of three-year-olds to do with ease and stealth things they are then utterly incapable of undoing - like unfastening their seat belt,opening the window to see how far they can throw a shoe,or revealing in the outside lane of a motorway that Somebody,Naming No Names, forgot to check the child locks this morning.
Story tapes only go so far, even when the audience can agree on its choice, and after that it's car sickness, territorial squabbling and the mysterious ability of three-year-olds to do with ease and stealth things they are then utterly incapable of undoing.