Flatuous


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Flat´u`ous


a.1.Windy; generating wind.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The second is produced, when as this humor is diffused through the veines generally over all the body: And the last is Flatuous, or Hypocondriacall Melancholy: so called for that the substance of this disease is seated in the Hypocondries, which comprehend the Liver, Spleen, Mesentery, Guts, the veine of the Matrix, and other adjoyning parts; all which may be the seat of Hypocondriacall Melancholy; and not the Orifice of the Stomack only, which was the opinion of the Ancient Physitian Diocles.
when the Brain is in a Serene temper, these Species are in their integrity, and keep their Rank and File, as they were receaved; but when the Brain is filled with gross and flatuous Vapors, and the Spirits and Humours inraged, these Ideas are sometimes multiplyed, as an Army by Mist: sometimes magnified; sometimes misplaced; sometimes confounded by other Species of different Objects.(9) Unlike Frazer's ideal brain, the character of the Highlanders is far from "Serene." Rather, their temperament is "flatuous," "inraged" and more than a little military (13).