Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In physiology, the breath; also, the vapor exhaled in the cavities of a living and warm body, so long as the blood is warm.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. exhaled breath

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Examples

  • Some discommend moated houses, as unwholesome; so Camden saith of [3155] Ew-elme, that it was therefore unfrequented, ob stagni vicini halitus, and all such places as be near lakes or rivers.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • It dawned upon me to what end the puma and the other animals — which had now been brought with other luggage into the enclosure behind the house — were destined; and a curious faint odour, the halitus of something familiar, an odour that had been in the background of my consciousness hitherto, suddenly came forward into the forefront of my thoughts.

    The Island of Doctor Moreau

  • It dawned upon me to what end the puma and the other animals -- which had now been brought with other luggage into the enclosure behind the house -- were destined; and a curious faint odour, the halitus of something familiar, an odour that had been in the background of my consciousness hitherto, suddenly came forward into the forefront of my thoughts.

    The Island of Doctor Moreau

  • It dawned upon me to what end the puma and the other animals—which had now been brought with other luggage into the enclosure behind the house—were destined; and a curious faint odour, the halitus of something familiar, an odour that had been in the background of my consciousness hitherto, suddenly came forward into the forefront of my thoughts.

    The Locked Door

  • The place, by the by, was very stuffy and oppressive, and the faint halitus of freshly shed blood was in the air.

    The Time Machine

  • In his pagis hiatus conspicitur terræ, unde halitus lethalis exsurgens, quodcunque animal prope consistit, odore gravi consumit.

    A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I.

  • Salem denique ipse Beguinus siccum vocat & Terrestrem, qui tamen nec fusus Aquam, nec caustica vi ignem celare potest; ignis vero Violentia in halitus versus nec ab Aere se alienum esse demonstrat; Idem de Lacte, de Ovis, de semine Lini, de

    The Sceptical Chymist or Chymico-Physical Doubts & Paradoxes, Touching the Spagyrist's Principles Commonly call'd Hypostatical; As they are wont to be Propos'd and Defended by the Generality of Alchymists. Whereunto is præmis'd Part of another Discourse relating to the same Subject.

  • Casual men's shoes in anhima were runny fiddling bayard ago to be izmir to a halitus in coma of anterior rep.

    Rational Review

  • Infpice: nefcio quid trepidat mihi pe&us, & sgris Faucibus exfuperat gravis halitus, infpice fodes Qui dicit medico « jufTus requtefcere, poftquam 90

    A. Persii Flacci et Dec. Jun. Juvenalis satirae: Ad optimas editiones ...

  • We may identify the gift of vision with the habit of the light of glory, the gift of possession with the habit of that love in a wider sense which has found in God the fulfilment of its desires, and the gift of enjoyment we may identify with the habit of love properly so called (halitus caritatis) which rejoices to be with God; in this view these three infused habits would he considered simply as ornaments to beautify the soul.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

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