Breathing place. (a) A pause. "That cæsura, or breathing place, in the midst of the verse." Sir P. Sidney. (b) A vent.Breathing time, pause; relaxation. Bp. Hall.Breathing while, time sufficient for drawing breath; a short time. Shak.Rough breathing(spiritus asper) See 2d Asper, n.Smooth breathing a mark (') indicating the absence of the sound of h, as in 'ie`nai

(Breath"less) a.

1. Spent with labor or violent action; out of breath.

2. Not breathing; holding the breath, on account of fear, expectation, or intense interest; attended with a holding of the breath; as, breathless attention.

But breathless, as we grow when feeling most.

3. Dead; as, a breathless body.

(Breath"less*ly), adv. In a breathless manner.

(Breath"less*ness), n. The state of being breathless or out of breath.

(||Brec"cia) n. [It., breach, pebble, fragments of stone, fr. F. brèche; of German origin. See Breach.] (Geol.) A rock composed of angular fragments either of the same mineral or of different minerals, etc., united by a cement, and commonly presenting a variety of colors.

Breathing to Brent

(Breath"ing) n.

1. Respiration; the act of inhaling and exhaling air.

Subject to a difficulty of breathing.

2. Air in gentle motion.

3. Any gentle influence or operation; inspiration; as, the breathings of the Spirit.

4. Aspiration; secret prayer. "Earnest desires and breathings after that blessed state." Tillotson.

5. Exercising; promotion of respiration.

Here is a lady that wants breathing too;
And I have heard, you knights of Tyre
Are excellent in making ladies trip.

6. Utterance; communication or publicity by words.

I am sorry to give breathing to my purpose.

7. Breathing place; vent. Dryden.

8. Stop; pause; delay.

You shake the head at so long a breathing.

9. Also, in a wider sense, the sound caused by the friction of the outgoing breath in the throat, mouth, etc., when the glottis is wide open; aspiration; the sound expressed by the letter h.

10. (Gr. Gram.) A mark to indicate aspiration or its absence. See Rough breathing, Smooth breathing, below.

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