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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A sudden muscle spasm.

Usage examples (6)
  • The locks are dyed dun, frizzled, and greased; the Widads or learned men remove them, and none but paupers leave them in their natural state; the mustachios are clipped close,...
  • At first vellication is painful but the skin becomes used to it.
  • In the case of the axilla-pile, vellication is the popular process: see vol. ix.
  • Here the pleasureable idea of playfulness coincides with the vellication; and there is no voluntary exertion used to diminish the sensation, as there would be, if a... for more
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