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n.1.A tearing; laceration.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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I knew the horrid phantasm to be a mere phantasm: and yet what anguish, what gnawings of despair, what throbbings and lancinations of positive Jealousy!--even to this day the undying worm of distempered Sleep or morbid Daydreams--Again--[...] how utterly improbable dared I hope it!
lancinations of Jealousy "[begin strikethrough]" W.