“I get hiccups all the time these days,” she says in one 2006 post, written while pregnant with her husband half a world away.
Actually, Damascus has been a prominent third party in more recent Londongrad hiccups in the media.
And luckily for Jackson, this upset was the last in a very long line of hiccups that could have spoiled the film.
It was a highly liquid Bertram who, hearing his vis-à-vis give a couple of hiccups and start to speak bent an attentive ear.
She covered her face with her hands, and her sobs soon passed to hiccups and hysteria.
Edgar was born in London, in a frightful den, between two hiccups of whiskey.
To begin with, he developed a violent attack of hiccups which could not be restrained.
I paused (as well as my excitement would allow me, for it had brought on the hiccups), and she replied.
Then Rom suddenly, horribly, uncontrollably, was seized with hiccups.
Gander, in a convulsing speech, gives them the health of Bailey junior; hiccups are heard; and a glass is broken.
1570s, hickop, earlier hicket, hyckock, "a word meant to imitate the sound produced by the convulsion of the diaphragm" [Abram Smythe Farmer, "Folk-Etymology," London, 1882]. Cf. French hoquet, Danish hikke, etc. Modern spelling first recorded 1788; An Old English word for it was ælfsogoða, so called because hiccups were thought to be caused by elves.
1580s; see hiccup (n.).
hiccup hic·cup or hic·cough (hĭk'əp)
A spasm of the diaphragm causing sudden inhalation interrupted by spasmodic closure of the glottis, producing a characteristic noise.
A brief interruption; spasmodic stoppage: The violence in Moscow is another hiccup in Russia's drive for democracy (1980s+)