panting


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panting

[′pant·iŋ]
(naval architecture)
A series of pulsations resulting from repeated minor explosions in the furnace of a ship's boiler or from vibration of a ship's plating due to sea loads.
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Oh no; it's not necessary," replied Alec, patting the panting creature.
Glinda came up a moment later, riding the still vigorous Saw-Horse; and having unwound a slender golden thread from her girdle the Sorceress threw it over the head of the panting and helpless Griffin, and so destroyed the magical power of Mombi's transformation.
For a few minutes they heard the panting of the tired little horse and the drunken shouting of the peasants.
Now I've got him afraid of me, and the rest ought to be easy," he announced, resting off and panting hard from his exertions, while the great tiger crouched and quivered and shrank back from him against the base of the arena-bars.
The Fish, panting convulsively, thus entreated for his life: "O Sir, what good can I be to you, and how little am I worth?
When I reached it, I sank down and lay on my back panting.
Just at this moment a circumstance, the most unexpected, the most extraordinary and incredible, occurred to rouse afresh their panting spirits, and to throw every mind into a state of the most violent excitement.
Well, in OUR country,' said Alice, still panting a little,