• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Heat-apoplexy sunstroke
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hǽto, heat, hát, hot; Ger. hitze.


In literature:

Captain Simpson was indulging in what resembled heat apoplexy.
"The Riverman" by Stewart Edward White
In the hot weather he dangled on the brink of heat-apoplexy; but it never quite killed him.
"Plain Tales from the Hills" by Rudyard Kipling
A Sergeant's wife died of heat-apoplexy in the night, and the rumour ran abroad that it was cholera.
"Soldiers Three, Part II." by Rudyard Kipling
To touch either under such conditions would be courting heat, apoplexy, and death.
"The Wings of the Morning" by Louis Tracy
The immediate cause was apoplexy, superinduced by the intense heat.
"Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made" by James D. McCabe, Jr.
They constantly die of heat and apoplexy, when farm labourers doing more work are nothing the worse.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
Cases of heat apoplexy often occur, and deaths on this account are frequent.
"Ten Years' Captivity in the Mahdi's Camp 1882-1892" by F. R. Wingate
I began to speculate as to what were the initial symptoms of heat-apoplexy.
"Lodges in the Wilderness" by William Charles Scully
The crowd made matters worse, but a friendly bystander with an umbrella saved me from heat apoplexy.
"The Wanderings of a Spiritualist" by Arthur Conan Doyle