- heaves (the heaves)
- nan attack of retching or vomiting. A lit-eral description of these spasms, although the expression is, by its con-text, considered slang.
Contemporary slang . 2014.
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heaves — ☆ heaves [hēvz] pl.n. [with sing. v.] chronic emphysema of horses, characterized by forced breathing, coughing, heaving of the flanks, etc. * * * ▪ animal pathology also called broken wind chronic disorder of the lungs of horses and cows … Universalium
Heaves — Heaves, n. A disease of horses, characterized by difficult breathing, with heaving of the flank, wheezing, flatulency, and a peculiar cough; broken wind. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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