Short-breathed Short"-breathed`, a. 1. Having short-breath, or quick respiration. [1913 Webster]

2. Having short life. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • short-breathed — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective 1. : breathing with quick shallow respirations 2. : of brief duration or limited breadth the poems of the later years being obviously more fragmentary and short breathed Irving Howe …   Useful english dictionary

  • Berkeley Breathed — Infobox Person name = Berkeley Breathed caption = birth name = Guy Berkeley Breathed birth date = birth date and age|1957|06|21 birth place = nationality = American known for = Bloom County comic strip (1980 ndash;1989) and its sequels occupation …   Wikipedia

  • hewstring —  short breathed, wheezing. Exm …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • Fatigue — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Fatigue >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 fatigue fatigue Sgm: N 1 weariness weariness &c. 841 Sgm: N 1 yawning yawning drowsiness &c. 683 Sgm: N 1 lassitude lassitude tiredness fatigation| …   English dictionary for students

  • Send in the Clowns — is a song by Stephen Sondheim, from the 1973 musical A Little Night Music . It is a ballad from Act II in which the character Desirée reflects on the ironies and disappointments of her life. Among other things, she regrets having turned down a… …   Wikipedia

  • Pussy — is an English word meaning cat. It may also refer to the female genitalia in slang, among other definitions.EtymologyThe origins of the word are unknown.The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) says that the word puss is common to several Germanic… …   Wikipedia

  • pursy — a. 1. Fat, corpulent, fleshy, plump, short, thick, pudgy, podgy. 2. Short breathed, short winded, think winded …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Pursy — Pur sy, a. [OF. pourcif, poulsif, poussif, fr. pousser to push, thrust, heave, OF. also poulser: cf. F. pousse the heaves, asthma. See {Push}.] Fat and short breathed; fat, short, and thick; swelled with pampering; as, pursy insolence. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • breathless — Synonyms and related words: ablaze, abrupt, afire, agape, aghast, agog, airless, alacritous, all agog, amazed, anaudic, animated, antsy, antsy pantsy, anxious, aphasic, aphonic, ardent, asleep, asleep in Jesus, astonished, astounded, at gaze, at… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • panting — Synonyms and related words: abrupt, agog, alacritous, all agog, animated, anxious, asthmatic, avid, breakneck, breathing, breathless, breathlessness, bursting to, desirous, didder, disquiet, disquietude, dithers, dyspnea, eager, errhine,… …   Moby Thesaurus