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Gulliver`s Travels
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Gulliver`s Travels
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  • …operated contrary to each other; that we ate when we were not hungry, and drank without the provocation of thirst; that we sat whole nights drinking strong liquors, without eating a bit, which disposed us to sloth, inflamed our bodies, and precipitated or prevented digestion; that prostitute female Yahoos acquired a certain malady, which bred rottenness in the bones of those who fell into their embraces; that this, and many other diseases, were propagated from father to son; so that…  (not reviewed by editor)

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verb, as in: action will precipitate
adj as in: a precipitate decision
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