Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An animal which breathes air; specifically, a marine animal breathing out of water by means of lungs, instead of under water by means of gills.

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Examples

  • Last issue Wally built a huge freeze ray that only slowed the Cthulhu-like creatures, causing them to turn their attention from the air-breathers of the Central City to the air-breather called Wally West located in Star Labs.

    The Flash #233 – The Wild Wests: Fleeting Lives | Major Spoilers - Comic Book Reviews and News

  • The world of the sea -- could any air-breather know it?

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • Its fusorians that gave it power, its parasitic Reef animalcules that made it possible for a warm-blooded air-breather to live in space in the first place, their numbers had been greatly diminished.

    Starchild Omnibus

  • "Now, because we have found a fossil lungfish in a marine environment that is an air-breather, it shows that entering a freshwater environment wasn't the main cause, it was global oxygen levels," he added.

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  • I like the way they take the Creature and turn him into an air-breather instead of a water-breather, which basically turns it into a Frankenstein / monster-on-the-rampage movie.

    Electronic Cerebrectomy

  • Jets of small bubbles streamed from the secretary’s gill crests—the equivalent of an air-breather’s sigh.

    Star Trek: TNG: Losing the Peace

  • In order to accommodate the prisoner, an air-breather, the bare steel vault of the corvette’s interrogation chamber had been drained of its liquid atmosphere.

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  • The creature was evidently an air-breather, for it had no sooner completely cleared the fleet, which it did in about one minute, the distance travelled in that time being fully three miles, than it rose once more to the surface, remaining there for perhaps half a minute, evidently for the purpose of getting a fresh supply of air, when it again dived and was seen no more. "

    The Log of the Flying Fish A Story of Aerial and Submarine Peril and Adventure

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