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[AS. swogan, to suffocate]
To faint.
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Q. i am 12 and my hair is falling out what do i do? there is like a hair ball in my tub

A. First of all you are going through puberty and the hormonal levels in your body are changing, this could cause accelerated hair loss that will go away. However, if you feel like you are having severe hair loss you should go and get blood tests for the evaluation of several vitamin defficiencies (B12, Folic acid and Iron), that can be the reason. Soemtimes a lack in our nutrition can be the reason for losing hair.

Q. I found out 1week ago i was 6wks pregnant and lastnight i passed a 1/2dollar size clear ball did i miscarrie? the ball was clear,soft and jellie like and it came w/a lot of blood but i didnt see no signs of a baby or anything like that

A. Possibly, but not essentially. In this age the embryo is quite small (several millimeters), so you may easily mistaken it. My best advice is to consult a doctor (e.g. gynecologist) so an US or other test can be done to accurately diagnose a miscarriage.

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It was aimed by a soldier, James Hadmentally unbalanced through swounds to his head while fighting French.
After a metrical pause, perhaps an implied cue for a moment of wooziness, Angelo describes his heart as like "one that swounds" and the blood that rushes towards it as like "foolish throngs" that block the air by crowding in "obsequious fondness" and "untaught love" (2.4.24, 28, 27).
The Mariner's sufferance of the weird visions, sensations, "swounds," and sounds that beset him is, one might argue, the leitmotif of The Rime: the parching heat and his intolerable thirst, the pitiless judgment delivered upon him by his fellow crew members, the bearing of his guilt, and the "ten thousand" agonies that Coleridge imagined racking the Mariner every time he told his history (see Table Talk 1: 273-74).