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Aug. 22nd, 2008 - Epistaxis

ep.i.stax.is [ep-uh-stak-sis]
–noun
Pathology. nosebleed.

[Origin: 1785–95; < Gk epístaxis a dripping, equiv. to epi- + stag-, s. of stázein to drip, drop + -sis]

epistaxis. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/epistaxis (accessed: August 22, 2008).

Example:
Bob spoke to his new girlfriend, "When I am in your presence my heart slams itself against my chest cavity trying its best to rip itself out as an offering of love. But, alas, although my ribs may break and lacerate my heart's muscle fibers, the best it can offer is my life's blood". Bob placed his hands under his nose and squeezed the hidden ketchup packets he was holding, spraying his girlfriend with the sticky red sauce.
Bob was single again; was he the only one who thought epistaxis was romantic?
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