naupathia

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naupathia

seasickness.
See also: Ships, Travel
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.naupathia - motion sickness experienced while traveling on waternaupathia - motion sickness experienced while traveling on water
kinetosis, motion sickness - the state of being dizzy or nauseated because of the motions that occur while traveling in or on a moving vehicle
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If ever a man cured sea-sickness in a new way yet, I am that man--I got over it, Mr.
Having survived sea-sickness at the first, and never setting foot upon the land so that he never again knew sea-sickness, Kwaque was certain he lived in an earthly paradise.
The truth of the matter being that Nikolas Rokoff was so poor a sailor that the heavy seas the Kincaid encountered from the very beginning of her voyage sent the Russian to his berth with a bad attack of sea-sickness.
For days they suffered the doleful rigors and retchings of sea-sickness, lurking below in their berths in squalid state, or emerging now and then like spectres from the hatchways, in capotes and blankets, with dirty nightcaps, grizzly beard, lantern visage and unhappy eye, shivering about the deck, and ever and anon crawling to the sides of the vessel, and offering up their tributes to the windward, to infinite annoyance of the captain.
As for Passepartout, he, too, had escaped sea-sickness, and took his meals conscientiously in the forward cabin.
I was at first much troubled by the uneasy motion of the vessel, but speedily recovered my health, and since that hour have been no more plagued by sea-sickness.
It is an occupation which a man not desperately subject to sea-sickness can be imagined to follow with content, without enthusiasm, with industry, without affection.
I imagined him one of those cast-iron images - I will not call them men - who ask, with red faces, and lusty voices, what sea-sickness means, and whether it really is as bad as it is represented to be.
In the intervals of sea-sickness I've thought a lot of our talk.
If a person suffer much from sea-sickness, let him weigh it heavily in the balance.
And now only cometh unto him the great terror, the great outlook, the great sickness, the great nausea, the great sea-sickness.
The walls were so near to one another, and the wild clouds hurried over them so fast, that it gave him a sensation like the beginning of sea-sickness to look up at the gusty sky.