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SPASMSociété Parisienne d'Aide à la Santé Mentale (French: Parisian Society of Mental Health Assistance; est. 1959)
SPASMScalable Parallel Short-Range Molecular Dynamics (molecular-dynamics analysis software)
SPASMSketch Planning Analysis Spreadsheet Model
SPASMSubscriber Parameter Administration Security Mechanism
SPASMSingle Pass Assembler (IBM mainframe assembler)
SPASMSane People Against Sailor Moon (anti-Sailor Moon organization)
SPASMSociety for the Prevention of Asinine Student Movements
SPASMSystem Performance & Activity Software Monitor
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The master gave her none, for one of his speculations was in jeopardy, and his mind was so occupied that he hardly saw the children when he looked at them, and all Roxy had to do was to get them both into a gale of laughter when he came about; then their faces were mainly cavities exposing gums, and he was gone again before the spasm passed and the little creatures resumed a human aspect.
The widder wouldn't let me smoke; she wouldn't let me yell, she wouldn't let me gape, nor stretch, nor scratch, before folks --" [Then with a spasm of special irritation and injury] -- "And dad fetch it, she prayed all the time!
"Merely the 5,000,000 you have about you." Danglars felt a dreadful spasm dart through his heart.
A spasm of anguish shot through her, and she returned him no answer.
There was a gurgling in his throat - a little spasm as he choked, and released his lips for a moment.
Out of the horizontal, he sank down and under, coming up with a new spasm of strangling.
Shimerda,' she said firmly, `I won't stand by and see that child frightened into spasms. She is too little to understand what you want of her.
It has a pulse, arteries, spasms; and I agree with the learned Maury, who discovered in it a circulation as real as the circulation of blood in animals.
With nose serrulated by continuous spasms, hair bristling in recurrent waves, tongue whipping out like a red snake and whipping back again, ears flattened down, eyes gleaming hatred, lips wrinkled back, and fangs exposed and dripping, he could compel a pause on the part of almost any assailant.
The latter remark was spoken with the direct intention of being overheard, for Minnie had spasms of bravery, when well surrounded by the machinery of law and order.
[USPRwire, Tue Jul 30 2019] Facial spasm or hemifacial spasm is frequent involuntary contraction of facial muscles on one side of face.
[ClickPress, Wed Jul 31 2019] Worldwide prevalence of facial spasm is 9.8 per 100,000, increasing prevalence of this disorder is expected to drive the growth of facial spasm treatment market.