mal de mer


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mal

 [mal] (Fr. and Sp.)
mal de Meleda symmetrical keratosis of the palms and soles associated with a dry, scaly thickening of the wrists and ankles.
mal de mer seasickness.

sea·sick·ness

(sē'sik-nĕs),
A form of motion sickness caused by the motion of a floating platform, such as a ship, boat, or raft.

mal de mer

(măl′ də mâr′)
n.
Seasickness.

mal de mer

See kinesia.

seasickness

A permutation of motion sickness, which occurs when a  susceptible individual is subjected to the pitching and rolling of a ship, especially at the extreme fore or aft of the vessel.

sea·sick·ness

(sē'sik-nĕs)
A form of motion sickness caused by the movement of a floating platform, such as a ship, boat, or raft.
Synonym(s): mal de mer.

mal

[Fr.] illness. disease.

mal de caderas
see trypanosomaequinum.
mal du coit
see dourine.
mal do eucalipto
disease caused by poisoning with the fungus Ramaria spp.
grand mal
a generalized convulsive seizure attended by loss of consciousness. See also seizure.
mal des mains sales
see hydatid disease.
mal de mer
seasickness.
petit mal
momentary loss of consciousness without convulsive movements. See also seizure.
mal de playa
South American name for lantana poisoning.
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136), as the empty wrapping paper emphasized the absence of departed travellers in Le Mal de mer, or as the daily routine and trail of footprints at the polar research station in White amplifies the vast antarctic emptiness, itself setting in relief the ghosts of all the dead borne by the living.
Marie Darrieussecq, Naissance des fantomes (Paris: POL, 1998) [henceforth NF] and Le Mal de mer (Paris: POL, 1999) [henceforth MM].
19) The title of the ludic, quasi-scientific booklet Precisions sur les vagues, (20) which was overflow material from Le Mal de mer and which accompanied its publication, indicates usefully the position of scientific theory, discourse, and metaphor in her writing.
They govern the first part of Naissance des fantomes and in a more diffuse way thread throughout the whole of Le Mal de mer, texts which both revolve around unsolved (family) mysteries and flirt provocatively with the paradigm of the detective story.
Notably, each word in the title Le mal de mer is separately and inextricably linked to the mother (mere or "mother" is homophonous with mer, "sea") and to the fact that things have turned bad (mal) for her.
Like many novels that were written earlier under the aegis of French feminist thought, Le mal de mer presents a world of connections and relations that undermine calls for Truth and authority.