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risus sardonicus

(ˈriːsəs sɑːˈdɒnɪkəs)
n
(Pathology) pathol fixed contraction of the facial muscles resulting in a peculiar distorted grin, caused esp by tetanus. Also called: trismus cynicus
[C17: New Latin, literally: sardonic laugh]
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Coupled with this distortion of the face, this Hippocratic smile, or 'risus sardonicus,' as the old writers called it, what conclusion would it suggest to your mind?"
This type of worship has roots in the Middle Ages and was called, Risus Pachalis, "Easter Laugh."
Cohen, "Risus sardonicus," International Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol.
In shattering the novel form (and perhaps its readers' nerves), Watt shatters the conventions of language use, leaving a "mirthless" laughter in its wake-what Arsene calls "the laugh of laughs, the risus purus, the laugh laughing at the laugh, the beholding, the saluting of the highest joke, in a word the laugh that laughs-silence please-at that which is unhappy" (W 48).
In some patient, "risus sardonicus" which is a continuous expression of smiling related with dystonia in the facial muscles may be observed.
Victor) tend to be more explicit about forbidding laughter in the present age ("Risus Monasticus: Laughter and Medieval Monastic Culture, "Revue Benedictine 97 [1987] 90-100, at 100).
The aim of our research was to study the chemical composition and antioxidant power of six table grape collected on the territory of the Russian Federation in the city of Pyatigorsk: Risus, Saperavi, Levokumsky, Gurzufsky pink, Rkatsiteli, Moldova [6].
It is the laugh of laughs, the risus purus, the laugh laughing at the laugh, the beholding, the saluting of the highest joke, in a word the laugh that laughs--silence please--at that which is unhappy.
In book 2, Lucius' fevered, magical imagination has him seeing statues come to life and hearing walls speaking; elsewhere Lucius himself figuratively becomes a statue for the communal gaze at both the Risus and Isiac festivals.