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Breather   /brˈiðər/   Listen
Breather

noun
2.
Air passage provided by a retractable device containing intake and exhaust pipes; permits a submarine to stay submerged for extended periods of time.  Synonyms: schnorchel, schnorkel, snorkel, snorkel breather.



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"Breather" Quotes from Famous Books



... he, as well as his companions, expected to win an easy victory. But when at the end of the first round, we stopped at Job's call for a breather, neither of us had got home more than a few body blows, and Topper was patently chagrined, more especially as the others could not forbear twitting him. He began the second round with an impetuosity that kept me wholly on the defensive, and pressed me so hard that I gave ...
— Humphrey Bold - A Story of the Times of Benbow • Herbert Strang

... the souls of men, And aura of all treaders over thee; A sentient exhalation, wherein close The odorous lives of many-throated flowers, And each thing's mettle effused; that so thou wear'st, Even like a breather on a frosty morn, Thy proper suspiration. For I know, Albeit, with custom-dulled perceivingness, Nestled against thy breast, my sense not take The breathings of thy nostrils, there's no tree, No grain of dust, nor no cold-seeming stone, But wears a ...
— New Poems • Francis Thompson



Words linked to "Breather" :   airway, breathing time, snorkel, snorkel breather, rest period, air duct, submarine, schnorkel, air passage, breathing space, sub, breathe, relief, respite, U-boat, pigboat, rest



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