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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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Panting is the action of opening the mouth, sticking out the tongue, and rapidly, rhythmically breathing through the mouth.
Panting increases when the environment is warm and during and after exercise.
With panting, however, the breathing is much more shallow and rapid.
The main reason for panting in cats is stress," says Steve Dullard, DVM, a past president of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and director of the Ancare Veterinary Clinic in Mendota, Illinois.
In books of great literature and love, one often reads about a person panting.
Yes, Katie Keane, who plays Mallory in Margit Ahlin's ``Climbing Everest'' does a lot of puffing and panting.
Harry Panting identified the body of his father, who had a nylon rope tied around his neck and his hands bound behind his back.
Amid all the panting, a dog at play makes a distinctive, breathy exhalation that can trigger playfulness in other dogs, says a Nevada researcher.
However, this exhalation bursts into a broader range of frequencies than does regular dog panting, Simonet discovered when she and her students analyzed recordings.
Although panting is typical for dogs in the summer, owners should be aware if their dogs are excessively panting or exhibit shortness of breath.
If they are panting, it may be because they need the oxygen due to exercise or other activity, or they are trying to expel built up heat in their bodies.