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Thread #138935   Message #3222210
Posted By: Mick Pearce (MCP)
12-Sep-11 - 06:57 PM
Thread Name: Kipling with the Tradition
Subject: RE: Kipling with the Tradition
Penny - see the notes on the Kipling site: La Nuite Blanche" - notes:

"jims Dr. Gillian Sheehan writes: 'the jim-jams' - slang for delirium tremens, which usually occurs in a chronic alcoholic following a bout of heavy drinking. The symptoms include hallucinations which are usually visual and terrifying, insomnia, agitation and delirium. [G.S.]"