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breathe

The property of a layer of a material that permits air and/or moisture to pass through it without damaging the layer.
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Oh, go with me; if we five are together, we shall easily travel through the wide world.
If the Tin Woodman can chop it down, so that it will fall to the other side, we can walk across it easily.
And if so, we must infer that all things are produced more plentifully and easily and of a better quality when one man does one thing which is natural to him and does it at the right time, and leaves other things.
Happy would it have been for me if I could as easily have avoided all other disagreeable company; but, alas
Bingley had been a most delightful friend; so easily guided that his worth was invaluable; but she checked herself.
My driver was laughing and joking with the lady and the children, and talking about the country to the right and the left; but he never thought it worth while to keep an eye on his horse or to drive on the smoothest parts of the road; and so it easily happened that I got a stone in one of my fore feet.
Every reader in Spaceland will easily understand that my mysterious Guest was speaking the language of truth and even of simplicity.
On such a little thing my life hung that I often marvel that I escaped so easily.
He has only to take care that they do not get hold of too much power and too much authority, and then with his own forces, and with their goodwill, he can easily keep down the more powerful of them, so as to remain entirely master in the country.
Those conditions, however, which arise from causes which may easily be rendered ineffective or speedily removed, are called, not qualities, but affections: for we are not said to be such virtue of them.
This amused the company very much, but they were even more pleased when Polychrome, whose hunger had been easily satisfied, rose from the table and performed her graceful and bewildering Rainbow Dance for them.
The projectile had now to be filled to the depth of three feet with a bed of water, intended to support a water-tight wooden disc, which worked easily within the walls of the projectile.