One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Heatstroke brought about by excessive exposure to the sun.
- ‘That same year, William Garrett, aged about twenty and travelling from Beltana to Innamincka, died of sunstroke.’
- ‘He extracted teeth, stitched gashes, advised on pneumonia and sunstroke, set broken limbs, used the lancet and the thermometer.’
- ‘If the men were not hit by an arrow, they would be dead of sunstroke.’
- ‘As the blazing sun beats down on them, weary Confederates are ‘nauseated and dizzy from sunstroke and heat exhaustion’, unable to bear the sweltering heat and humidity of Pennsylvania.’
- ‘You sure you don't have sunstroke or something?’
- ‘No, you should have worn a hat and not got sunstroke.’
- ‘He treated her for sunstroke and said that thirty more minutes in the sun would have ended her life.’
- ‘He had been struck by sunstroke and his vision was blurred.’
- ‘Soon after, he died of sunstroke in Georgia.’
- ‘There was also another wee drama when my sister Isabelle fainted from sunstroke.’
- ‘‘We must find shade and cool water or we'll all have sunstroke,’ she said grimly.’
- ‘I don't want you getting sunstroke the first time you come to the beach with me’
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