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Keck

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To Keck. v.n. [kecken, Dutch.] To heave the stomach; to reach at vomiting.

All those diets do dry up humours and rheums, which they first attenuate, and while the humour is attenuated it troubleth the body a great deal more; and therefore patients must not keck at them at the first. Bacon's Nat. Hist. № 68.

The faction, is it not notorious?
Keck at the memory of glorious.
Swift's Miscel.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Swift, Jonathan (306)

Attributes: Dutch (90) · Verb Neuter (131)

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