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  • n. Plural form of heave.
  • n. A period of retching.
  • n. A disease of horses characterized by coughing and difficult breathing.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of heave.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A disease of horses, characterized by difficult breathing, with heaving of the flank, wheezing, flatulency, and a peculiar cough; broken wind.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A disease of horses, characterized by difficult and laborious respiration.

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

  • n. a chronic emphysema of the horse that causes difficult expiration and heaving of the flanks


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