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  • There was the recurring sound of retching and moaning, of laughter, greetings, threats and swearing, and of bottles shattering against rock.
  • went the air out of him, and he sank down on his side with a shrill and ululating cry, doubled up over his knees in chaotic agony and retching for breath.
  • …the airport with a surly cab driver, who overcharged them, and went to sleep inside the plane again, which was filled now with leaking gunny sacks of cocoa and freshly ground coffee and reeking with an odor so rich that they were both outside retching violently against the landing gear when Milo was chauffeured up the first thing the next morning, looking fit as a fiddle, and took right off for Oran, where there was again no room at the hotel for Yossarian and Orr, and where Milo was…

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  • The smell made me retch.
  • Then I grew sick, and retched to vomit, but could not, for I had nothing in my stomach to bring up.
    Daniel Defoe  --  The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

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