An early system on the IBM 701.

[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].

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1. Sick at the stomach; affected with nausea; inclined to vomit; qualmish.

2. Fastidious; squeamish; delicate; easily disturbed; unsettled; ticklish. " A queasy question." "Some seek, when queasy conscience has its qualms." (Cowper)

Origin: Icel. Kweisa pain; cf. Norw. Kveis sickness after a debauch.

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