n.— «The other ailment Doris waxes lyrical about is a peculiar affliction called heatiness. This, according to Chinese culinary traditionalists, is caused by eating the wrong combinations of foods or downing too much strong alcohol, thus provoking a fire inside.» —“Dispatches: Irish Year of the Rat” by Kieran Cooke Financial Times (London, U.K.) Feb. 17, 1996. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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