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Rumination  n.  
The act or process of ruminating, or chewing the cud; the habit of chewing the cud. "Rumination is given to animals to enable them at once to lay up a great store of food, and afterward to chew it."
The state of being disposed to ruminate or ponder; deliberate meditation or reflection. "Retiring full of rumination sad."
(Physiol.) The regurgitation of food from the stomach after it has been swallowed, occasionally observed as a morbid phenomenon in man.

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"Rumination" Quotes from Famous Books

... The rumination was broken off suddenly by a glimpse of an old deformed man bearing a burden on his shoulders, followed by a slender figure, jealously wrapped in a plebeian mantle that left only a hem of silver tissue ...
— The City of Delight - A Love Drama of the Siege and Fall of Jerusalem • Elizabeth Miller

... that agreed together so well, to go into separate situations—the library table to one town—the library chairs to another—seemed very like selling a family of slaves to different masters; so, after a cursory glance at the dwelling, we betook ourselves in solitary rumination to the banks of the river. And a quiet, steady, calm, respectable kind of river the Usk is—not of the high aristocratic appearance of the Wye, with wild outbursts of youthful petulance softened immediately ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 360, October 1845 • Various

... heads—and then chew the cud, which being interpreted is, then put these truths through a second process by meditation on them, so that they may turn into nourishment and make flesh. 'He that eateth Me,' said Jesus Christ (and He used there the word which is specially applied to rumination), 'shall live by Me.' It does us no good to know that God is 'the Throne of Glory, high from the beginning, the place of our sanctuary,' unless we turn theology into devotion by meditation upon it. 'Suffer the word of exhortation '—in busy, great communities like ours, where we are ...
— Expositions of Holy Scripture - Isaiah and Jeremiah • Alexander Maclaren

... of impaction of the paunch, when the animal does not seem to suffer much pain, and is not materially fevered, but merely ceases rumination or chewing of the cud, refuses to eat, and lies long and indolently in one posture, a dose of oil, or a little forced walking, are frequently sufficient to effect a cure. In cases which, though on the whole mild, are accompanied with a kind of inertia, or with an insuperable ...
— Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 4, January 26, 1884 - A Weekly Journal for the Farm, Orchard and Fireside • Various

... continued Maw after a period of rumination, "you can't say but what this park is a fine place. Of course there's always a wonder in my mind where they get all the hot water for the geysers. It looks to me like a industrial waste. If the geysers could be used for laundries, that would be something like. Then, again, ...
— Maw's Vacation - The Story of a Human Being in the Yellowstone • Emerson Hough

Words linked to "Rumination" :   regurgitation, cogitation, study, chewing, emesis, ruminate, self-contemplation, puking, disgorgement, manduction, thoughtfulness, mastication, meditation, musing, speculation, self-examination, introspection, consideration, vomiting, vomit, retrospect, reflection

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