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spasmodic
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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Definition
affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm;
or: occurring in spells and often abruptly
  • First, every drawer in the tall, old-fashioned bureau is to be opened, with difficulty, and with a succession of spasmodic jerks then, all must close again, with the same fidgety reluctance.
    Chapter 2 — The Little Shop-Window (9% in)

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