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Montezuma's revenge

slang Diarrhea, especially that which is contracted from food poisoning. Usually refers to tourists traveling in Mexico (Montezuma II was the emperor of Mexico in the beginning of the 1500s) who lack immunity to bacteria that can be transferred via food and local drinking water. The best way to avoid Montezuma's revenge is to drink bottled water.
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Montezuma’s revenge

(mɑntəˈzuməz rɪˈvɛndʒ)
n. diarrhea; tourist diarrhea. (Refers to tourists in Mexico.) I had a little touch of Montezuma’s revenge the second day, but other than that we had a wonderful time.
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Montezuma's revenge

Traveler’s diarrhea, contracted by travelers in Mexico but elsewhere as well. The expression alludes to Montezuma, the last Aztec emperor. and dates from the mid-1900s. Tennessee Williams used it in The Night of the Iguana, as have many other writers. Another name for the condition is Aztec two-step, but that has not become widespread.
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Montezuma is strategically located in northern Chile between the giant Chuquicamata and Centinela porphyry copper mining districts.
Geological, geophysical and geochemical anomalies have been drill tested to varying degrees historically, and have resulted in either anomalous, or highly anomalous, drill intercepts at the named targets recorded in the past (see Montezuma Presentation and Fact Sheet on Revelo's website for details).
Y dejemos palabras, pues las obras son buen testigo de lo que digo en alguna de estas partes, y volvamos a nuestra entrada en Mexico, que nos llevaron [a] aposentar a unas grandes casas donde habia aposentos para todos nosotros, que habian sido de su padre del gran Montezuma, que se decia Axayaca adonde, en aquella sazon, tenia Montezuma sus grandes adoratorios de idolos y tenia una recamara muy secreta de piezas y joyas de oro, que era como tesoro de lo que habia heredado de su padre Axayaca, que no tocaba en ello.
Through diligent research, Restall presents readers with a fascinating view of Montezuma, mounting a convincing argument that Cortes' self-serving accounts and the traditional narrative are almost surely false.
In the end it was an easy way to designate arcane prehistoric ruins and allusions to Montezuma appeared as early as the 18th century.
Minera Newmont (Chile) Ltda (Newmont), a subsidiary of Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM) and the joint venture partner of Revelo, has elected to withdraw from the Montezuma copper project in northern Chile and return its earned interest to Revelo in exchange for a perpetual 1% NSR Royalty interest in the project.
Chuck Gibson, president of the Friends of Montezuma Wetlands Complex, greets us with a firm handshake and smiles as he leads us to two trucks parked near the boat ramp.
Polar Star Mining has entered into a joint-venture agreement with Newmont Ventures Ltd., a subsidiary of Newmont Mining, to explore and, if appropriate, develop Polar Star's Montezuma copper project in the Antofagasta and Calama districts of northern Chile.
Studies in the field were conducted at four locations in Arizona: Montezuma Castle National Monument (Montezuma Castle); Tuzigoot National Monument (Tuzigoot); Tonto National Monument (Tonto); Ash Creek (1 km W of State Route 188, Lake Roosevelt vicinity, Gila County).
In a news release, Aliens said it is seeking a buyer for its frozen vegetables business in Montezuma, Ga., and that it's also exploring "strategic alternatives," including "a potential sale of all or part of the operating business or emergence from the reorganization process as a financially sound, stand-alone company."
Rapidly growing Chichester-based manufacturer of chocolate gifts and luxury handmade chocolate bars in the UK, Montezuma's looked to marking and coding specialist, Allen Coding Systems to supply a RX-S Small Character Continuous Ink Jet Printer when it needed to produce quality printing on new product packaging.
Montezuma was killed by the stones of his own people, an apparition of
First nesting record of Montezuma oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma) in coconut plants (Cocosnucifera).
Montezuma Mines Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of CMQ Resources Inc (TSXV: NV), has resumed drilling at Red Canyon.
The presence of Yavapai doctor Carlos Montezuma at the Society of American Indians' initial April 1911 organizational meeting indicates his early optimism about the SAI'S capacity to serve as a positive force toward achieving assimilation and emancipation, what he called "freedom," for Native people.