I'm reading Guignol's Band II by L.-F. Céline, and there's a dancing scene in which the narrator has to hit the bar bed, prompting the beat. As he was injured in the war, he is quickly exhausted, and to describe this particular moment appears the word "cirons."
"J'en sens plus mes membres d'épuisement! Je suis baratiné! (...) Je suis pompé! je résiste plus aux cirons! la férocité d'âme et corps! (...) 'Les cirons alors? les cirons? si tu t'arrêtes c'est la mort!" (CÉLINE, 2016, p. 363).
According to the dictionary, ciron is "cheese mite", "woodworm", but this meaning doesn't seem appropriate to the context created by the writer.
As Céline is known by his use of slang and expressions from the early 20th century, could anyone please help me to understand the meaning of this word in the sentences above?