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blows

Regional drug slang for
(1) Cocaine.
(2) Heroin.

blows

1. distention of the cecum in rabbits.
2. the successive strips of wool removed by the shearing blades, e.g. 'beaten by a blow'.

Patient discussion about blows

Q. Does sleeping with a fan blowing on your body cause arthritis? My wife believes that our children will become arthritic later in life if they sleep with a fan circulating air in their bedroom at night. I disagree. The kids are very uncomfortable in sometimes humid evenings, where we don't feel the need to run the air conditioning in the entire house. Is there any scientific basis for her beliefs? Is their a definitive link between the root cause of arthritis and fans blowing/circulating air on the body?

A. Sorry to disappoint your wife but there’s absolutely no connection…I can tell you I slept with fans most of my childhood and adult life and I don’t have arthritis. She probably wants the air condition on through the night so she finds excuses ;)

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References in classic literature ?
Draw to your arrow's head, Uncas; we have no time for second blows.
But this consideration did not seem to affect him; the last blow was struck, and as the freed timbers rolled on, over and over, he boldly plunged into the flood.
Meantime, Queequeg's impulsive, indifferent sword, sometimes hitting the woof slantingly, or crookedly, or strongly, or weakly, as the case might be; and by this difference in the concluding blow producing a corresponding contrast in the final aspect of the completed fabric; this savage's sword, thought I, which thus finally shapes and fashions both warp and woof; this easy, indifferent sword must be chance --aye, chance, free will, and necessity --no wise incompatible --all interweavingly working together.
In striking at a boat, he swiftly curves away his flukes from it, and the blow is only inflicted by the recoil.
If the gentry would think of what they want, and order their meat the day before, there need not be this blow up
I pumped my fellow-prisoner as dry as I could, for fear I should never see him again; but at length he showed me which was my bed, and left me to blow out the lamp.
The word was given, and they plunged at each other as fiercely as before; once more the blows rained and rattled and flashed; every few moments the quick-eyed seconds would notice that a sword was bent--then they called "Halt
Well, he hain't come back sence, and they ain't looking for him back till this thing blows over a little, for people thinks now that he killed his boy and fixed things so folks would think robbers done it, and then he'd get Huck's money without having to bother a long time with a lawsuit.
I was exceedingly feeble; made so as much by the kicks and blows which I received, as by the severe fit of sickness to which I had been subjected.
But, sir, as it grew dark, the wind rose: it blew yesterday evening, not as it blows now--wild and high--but 'with a sullen, moaning sound' far more eerie.
In the confluence of the multitude, several clubs crossed; blows, aimed at me, fell on other sconces.
Meantime the clang of the blows, and the shouts of the combatants, mixed fearfully with the sound of the trumpets, and drowned the groans of those who fell, and lay rolling defenceless beneath the feet of the horses.