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1. fantods
a. A state of nervous irritability.
b. Nervous movements caused by tension.
2. An outburst of emotion; a fit.

[Origin unknown.]
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Noun1.fantods - an ill-defined state of irritability and distress
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
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It most give me the fantods. He had a blanket around his head, and his head was nearly in the fire.
The very existence of this book would be adequate to induce gyrating fantods in some of the less durable members of our great society.
As Simpson points out, the ecosystem services gestalt does not give people Malthusian fantods. But it also affronts the "conservation-for-conservation's-sake ethic," as Simpson says.