To listen to the sounds of the body, usually with a stethoscope.
A small island, usually found in the River Thames.
A person who bites his or her nails.
A Roman religious official who interpreted omens through the inspection of the entrails of sacrificed animals. The haruspices also divined the future from observing bird flight and the sound of thunder.
A heavy inspiratory sound occurring in deep sleep, sometimes due to obstruction of the airways. Put more simply: the sound of snoring.
An early motion picture device which used motion to "animate" a series of photographic prints.
To expel air forcibly from the mouth and nose -- the act of sneezing.
This strange word actually means yawning.
Rumbling and gurgling noises from the intestines, a.k.a. stomach "growling."
The fear of washing or bathing.
The sudden expulsion of gastric contents through the esophagus into the pharynx, otherwise known as the act of vomiting.
A synonym for rain.
Commonly found in South Africa, a "vlei" is a lake that appears and disappears seasonally.
Of or pertaining to the gums.
Describes animals that are only active during dawn and twilight.
The number 10 raised to the 100th power, written out as the numeral 1 followed by 100 zeros. It is not to be confused with "Google," a trademark of Google, Inc.
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