Vitus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Vitus Christian martyr and patron of those who suffer from epilepsy and Sydenham's chorea (died around 300)
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Usage

In literature:

He had a bad attack of St. Vitus, his face was changed, and his eyes flashed.
"The Wrecker" by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne
The personal history of St. Vitus is by no means important in this matter.
"The Black Death, and The Dancing Mania" by Justus Friedrich Karl Hecker
One thing is certain, there took him very often a sort of convulsion, like Tic or St.-Vitus, which it was beyond his power to control.
"History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Volume IV. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Friedrich's Apprenticeship, First Stage--1713-1728" by Thomas Carlyle
But if they are gone to St. Vitus, and fail in every point, what can one do?
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVIII. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Seven-Years War Rises to a Height.--1757-1759." by Thomas Carlyle
It was like the St. Vitus disease.
"Now It Can Be Told" by Philip Gibbs
The country was discovered by Vitus Behring in 1741.
"Oregon, Washington and Alaska; Sights and Scenes for the Tourist." by E. L. Lomax
On the third day, being St. Vitus' Day, they rested, fearing no harm.
"Hero Tales of the Far North" by Jacob A. Riis
The first Europeans, however, to reach Alaska were Russians led by Vitus Bering, a great Danish sea captain in the Russian service.
"Pioneers in Canada" by Sir Harry Johnston
Orbis Phaeton, sive de Universis Vitus Linguae.
"Notes & Queries, No. 18. Saturday, March 2, 1850" by Various
St. Vitus, against madness and poisons.
"Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing" by George Barton Cutten
I gave him a dose that would flatten out St. Vitus himself.
"Tonio, Son of the Sierras" by Charles King
VITUS BEHRING was a Dane by birth, and when a young man had already made voyages to the East and West Indies.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
Vitus Bering discovered traces of it as far back as the eighteenth century.
"From Paris to New York by Land" by Harry de Windt
If it ain't Vitus Marsden.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
Or had he become suddenly afflicted with the malady of Saint Vitus?
"The Plant Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Gradually the room was given over night and day to the worship of Saint Vitus.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
Vitus Behring, the Dane in the Russian service, was in supreme command of the expedition; and to him belongs the glory.
"Alaska" by Ella Higginson
Early in the eighteenth century, a brave seaman named Vitus Behring was sailing under the orders of Peter the Great of Russia.
"Little Folks of North America" by Mary Hazelton Wade
Largest possession of United States; discovered by Vitus Behring, 1741; purchased from Russia, 1867.
"Alden's Handy Atlas of the World" by John B. Alden
Horsens is the birthplace of the navigator Vitus Bering or Behring (1680), the Arctic explorer.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6" by Various
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In poetry:

And in the midst serene and sweet
With God's light on his countenance
Was Vitus, with his gold shod feet,
Dancing in a courtly dance.
"The Ballad Of Saint Vitus" by Lord Alfred Douglas
Vitus came tripping over the grass
When all the leaves in the trees were green,
Through the green meadows he did pass
On the day he was full seventeen.
"The Ballad Of Saint Vitus" by Lord Alfred Douglas
And Vitus came before the King,
And the King cried out, " I pray thee, son,
Sing now the song that thou didst sing
When thou cam'st through the fields anon."
"The Ballad Of Saint Vitus" by Lord Alfred Douglas
And so 'twas done, and on that night,
While silk and sword, with fan and flower,
Danced in the hall in the golden light,
Prince Vitus sat in the lone dark tower.
"The Ballad Of Saint Vitus" by Lord Alfred Douglas
Thus spake the King, and the courtiers smiled,
And Vitus hung his head for shame ;
And he thought, " I am punished like a child,
That would have died for Christ's dear Name."
"The Ballad Of Saint Vitus" by Lord Alfred Douglas

In news:

NEW CASTLE — Angelica Marie Molinaro and Robert Philip Shaffer were married at 1:30 pm Sept 22, 2012, at St Vitus Church.
James Houck, the Forward Operating Base Nome Ice Boss, assists Scott O'Shea, with Vitus Marine, outline a safe path across the ice for fuel transfer hose in the Nome harbor Jan 12, 2012.
NT, Flown @ Saint Vitus: May 24, 2012.
The wheel's come back around for doom-metal trailblazers Saint Vitus .
Saint Vitus is scheduled to perform Monday, October 15, at the Nile Theater in Mesa.
Saint Vitus with Weedeater and Sourvein.
Vitus , 1015 Clay Chef Re-emerges at Alameda's Cafe Q. Luke Tsai — Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 5:04 PM.
NT, Flown @ Saint Vitus : May 24, 2012.
Weihenstephan Vitus Named "World's Best Beer".
A Bavarian wheat beer, Weihenstephan Vitus , gets the nod as the 2011 World's Best Beer from the World Beer Awards in England.
VITUS Telecardiology System Transfers Data, Images to Specialists.
VITUS Offers Telecardiology EMR System to Transfer Data, Images to Specialists.
PQRST Global Technologies displayed its VITUS telecardiology platform to share data, images and ECGs this week at HIMSS 20009 in Chicago.
Vitus Shuts Down and Resurrects Itself.
When Vitus opened last year, its place in Oakland's ballooning bar scene was not yet clear.
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