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used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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an involuntary vomiting spasm, but generally with nothing coming up
  • Hester would usher in the New Year more emphatically than Owen or I could manage; she greeted the New Year on her knees—in the snow, in the rose garden, where Grandmother would not hear her retching up her rum and Coke (a concoction she had learned to fancy in the budding days of her romance in Tortola).
    p. 364.4

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