wheezing


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Synonyms for wheezing

relating to breathing with a whistling sound

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I scarcely looked up until the good fellow had turned his back upon the final tableau of watchful officer and prostrate prisoner and gone out wheezing into the night.
The clock, which had been wheezing for some minutes like an old man preparing to cough, now struck nine.
The clock, after a hoarse wheezing warning, struck seven.
But he was too feeble, panting and wheezing continually from the exertion and pausing to rest off strokes between strokes.
Half-way to the steamer the ancient ceased wheezing and spoke, nodding his head at Michael.
The mother writhed in uneasy slumber, her chest wheezing as if she were in the agonies of strangulation.
Without movement he lay on his back, and he could hear, slowly drawing near and nearer, the wheezing intake and output of the sick wolf's breath.
Sometimes the languid sea rose over him and he dreamed long dreams; but ever through it all, waking and dreaming, he waited for the wheezing breath and the harsh caress of the tongue.
To hear the out-door clerks sneezing, wheezing, and beating their feet on the gravel was a zest far surpassing Doctor Kitchener's.
A crazy hand-rail ran up one wall, so I carefully flattened myself against the other, and he passed within six inches of me, puffing and wheezing like a brass band.
A dozen different terrors were in it; and the wheezing had stopped, with the old scoundrel's heart.
On the largest table, in the middle of the room, stood a smart Bible, placed exactly in the centre on a red and yellow woollen mat and at the side of the table nearest to the window, with a little knitting-basket on her lap, and a wheezing, blear-eyed old spaniel crouched at her feet, there sat an elderly woman, wearing a black net cap and a black silk gown, and having slate-coloured mittens on her hands.
The fat man, without waiting for my complaint, wheezing heavily and in a tone as if he himself were incredulous, con veyed to me the news that Falk--Captain Falk- had declined--had absolutely declined--to tow my ship--to have anything to do with my ship--this day or any other day.
His laborious wheezing stopped, then, after a gasp or two, he added:
Animate London, with smarting eyes and irritated lungs, was blinking, wheezing, and choking; inanimate London was a sooty spectre, divided in purpose between being visible and invisible, and so being wholly neither.