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  • v. To inhale and subsequently exhale air.

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  • v. draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs


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  • 'Sometimes,' she said, 'when I was that dizzy from the heat of the cooking that if I didn't take a breath of fresh air I'd faint, I'd stick my head out of the kitchen window, and close my eyes and see most wonderful things.

    The Night-Born

  • No, my dear fellow, my forty-five chaps fight like tigers so long as the music's chirruping, but if a flute stops to take a breath they wilt into milksops.

    Sharpe's Devil


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