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The idea is that the "patient" will associate the pain with the undesirable behavior, come to regard that behavior pattern as repugnant, and then change it. The technique is used in many up-to-date CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES and MENTAL HOSPITALS. " And it doesn't always work. For example, from the summary of a 1964 British case: "Aversion therapy was conducted with a male homosexual who had a heart condition. The particular form of aversion therapy involved creation of nausea, by means of an emetic, accompanied by talking about his homosexuality.

Descendants of "BO" include CO (canine odor) and DO (dog odor). See a l s o FRAGRANCE a n d PERSPIRE. body briefer. A chic corset with a built-in brassiere,- a corselet. Most women today would die before purchasing a girdle, which is merely a sawed-off corset, let alone the complete thing. Instead, the new woman who wishes to make herself seem slimmer than she really is buys a body briefer (also called a body shaper or body hugger). , ". . body briefer with soft contour cups, firm control panty to whittle away inches even before you lose pounds" (Macy's flyer, rec'd 1/9/79).

One reason for using "bisexual" in the nineteenth century was that "homosexual" was still a very new word,- see LOVE THAT DARE NOT SPEAK ITS NAME, THE. And for other modern forms of bisexuality, continue with AC/DC, AMBIDEXTROUS, and GREEK ARTS. bite the dust. To die in combat,- the phrase sounds trite only because it has been used so many times over so many centuries. The great Achilles speaks: "Not all these too many Achaians would have bitten the dust, by enemy hands, when I was away in my anger" (The Iliad of Homer, ca.

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