Sneezing

  • (noun): A symptom consisting of the involuntary expulsion of air from the nose.
    Synonyms: sneeze, sternutation

Some articles on sneezing:

Bleshu - Origins and Legends
... At the time, sneezing was thought to be an early symptom of the plague ... person's soul could be thrown from their body when they sneezed, that sneezing otherwise opened the body to invasion by the Devil or evil spirits, or that sneezing was the body's ... In some cultures, sneezing is seen as a sign of good fortune or God's beneficence ...
Pug - Health Problems - Common Conditions
... When excited, they are prone to "reverse sneezing" which causes them to quickly (and seemingly laboriously) gasp and snort ... Reverse sneezing episodes are usually not harmful, and massaging the dog's throat or covering its nose in order to make it breathe through its mouth can often shorten a sneezing fit ...
Photic Sneeze Reflex - Risks - Vehicle Operation
... A fit of sneezing while operating a vehicle can cause the operator to lose control of that vehicle, resulting in damage to the person, to the vehicle and/or to the ... In particular, photic sneezing poses a considerable risk to pilots, due to the frequent presence of bright sunlight and the precise reactions needed to successfully control the aircraft ... aircraft, if an uncontrollable fit of sneezing were to occur during aerial combat, the pilot could be incapacitated when his or her situational awareness needs to be greatest ...
Sexually-induced Sneezing
... Sexually induced sneezing is a phenomenon characterized by sneezing during orgasm or sexual arousal ...
List Of Mr. Men - S - Mr. Sneeze
... of Coldland, where everybody has a red nose from all the sneezing ... Sneeze doesn't like sneezing all the time, and makes a long journey to where there is no sneezing ...

Famous quotes containing the word sneezing:

    Frau Stöhr ... began to talk about how fascinating it was to cough.... Sneezing was much the same thing. You kept on wanting to sneeze until you simply couldn’t stand it any longer; you looked as if you were tipsy; you drew a couple of breaths, then out it came, and you forgot everything else in the bliss of the sensation. Sometimes the explosion repeated itself two or three times. That was the sort of pleasure life gave you free of charge.
    Thomas Mann (1875–1955)