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EMISSION, med. jur. The act by which any matter whatever is thrown from the body; thus it is usual to say, emission of urine, emission of semen, &c.
     2. In cases of rape, when the fact of penetration is proved, it may be left to the jury whether emission did or did not take place. Proof of emission would perhaps be held to be evidence of penetration. Addis. R. 143; 2 So. Car. Const. R. 351; 2 Chitty, Crim. Law, 810; 1 Beck's Med. Jur. 140 1 Russ. C. & M. 560; 1 East, P. C. 437.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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'Gross' are your quiz scores, not placentas." Stone-faced narrator of the terms seminal vesicles, nocturnal emissions, ovaries, menses, areolas.
Stowell, the former as the stereotypical old-fashioned mother - who in one scene lectures her son on nocturnal emissions and what to do with the sheets if he has one - and the latter as the bohemian "Pig Woman" who reminds the boy to question his assumptions and develop his true potential.
A LOTS of women have wet dreams although no one really uses the same expression they do for men's "nocturnal emissions" - perhaps because it's more obvious when a chap has had one.