decumbiture


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decumbiture

(dɪˈkʌmbɪtʃə; dɪˈkʌmbɪtjʊə)
n
1. the act of lying recumbent and, in particular, as a sick patient in bed
2. the act or moment of going to bed as an invalid
3. an astrological chart made for the time of taking to bed as an invalid and giving indications of the outcome of the illness

decumbiture

- The act of going to bed when sick.
See also related terms for sick.
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Why these deliberate and complex maneuvers to insist on generalizing the situation, on making the reader abstract himself from the "real" world where "I" is Dante Gabriel Rossetti, "thee" is Elizabeth Siddal mingled with Jane Morris, and the story goes: "Rossetti had a very ambivalent and torturous love-life since he idolized Elizabeth Siddal as the incarnation of an ideal beauty while coping with her existence as a human person for six years of dubious semi-engagement, semi-erotic-self-surrender that broke them both up, and that ended in marriage, Miss Siddal's decumbiture of a still-born baby, and her suicide for which, with the reason that is so conspicuously absent from most of the rest of Rossetti's life, he felt responsible.