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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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I admittedly am a complete novice when it comes to deep sea fishing, and while I worried about petty things like sea sickness, being dragged over the side of the boat by a monster fish, or being eaten by sharks, the possibility of hooking into something beyond any freshwater fish I have ever caught, stirred my blood.
By building a sandbag wall to protect the restaurant at the shallow end, the full capacity was used to create an experiment where soldiers in rubber dinghies were used as guinea pigs to evaluate sea sickness pills.
Clearly this will be very challenging and we will have to contend with fatigue in addition to the problems of hunger, sea sickness and weather conditions.
Fighting off a little sea sickness, we told stories and talked about Terry and Gorge's service to their nation and also about ours.
He added: "I'm not a sea fisherman as I have suffered from sea sickness all my life.
Linda Berlot, an Italian, said, "Apart from the sea sickness, the mountaineering itself was the biggest challenge.
The lifeboat crew from Holyhead travelled eight miles towards the Llyn Peninsula to rescue two men and one woman, who was very poorly due to sea sickness.
Sea sickness and sleeping in confined spaces will also be a test coupled with potentially bad weather conditions."
The author deals with such diverse topics as competition, sea sickness, menus, favourite captains, crews, disasters, and the role of CP ships in the two World Wars.
A BAHRAIN-based adventurer on a mission to break the world record for rowing across the Atlantic Ocean has made significant progress despite suffering from sea sickness.
The other uses of mangoes include treatment of acidity and poor digestion, bleeding gums, constipation, cough, fever, nausea, sea sickness, asthma, clogged pores, menstrual disorders, bacterial infections, piles, morning sickness and hair loss, she mentioned.
You may be more familiar with it as a solution to sea sickness. Most people don't know that it works for all kinds of nausea--including that from migraine headaches.