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[mass noun] Any illness marked by bouts of vomiting:‘there I got the dreadful rot, and Belyando spew’
- ‘Belyando spew was characterized by vomiting after food was taken, especially suffered by shearers because of heat, sweating, and prolonged bending.’
- ‘A common illness among shearers was Belyando spew.’
- ‘I had my first experience of what was called Belyando spew—everything one ate came back again and no one seemed to know of an antidote.’
- ‘My complaint has culminated in what is locally known as the Belyando spew.’
- ‘The Belyando spew is what vomiting is called and is brought on when you are in the best of health, just through a fly lodging on your lip when you are eating your dinner.’
- ‘There was another complaint of the times that went by a variety of names—including Belyando spew—and its sufferers vomited at the sight or even the thought of food.’
- ‘Belyando spew, gastric spirochaetosis, is an affection characterized by vomiting, without nausea, occurring suddenly after meals.’
- ‘Belyando spew is a shearer's illness thought to be caused by bad cooking and conditions.’
- ‘Many shearers came down with the Belyando spew, a complaint named after a river in Queensland.’
- ‘He recalled such other pioneering difficulties as the unfamiliar disease Belyando spew.’
Late 19th century: named after the Belyando River in central Queensland.
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