lungful


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lungful

(ˈlʌŋfʊl)
n
enough to fill the lungs, esp of smoke
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Dry-retching after inhaling another lungful of the acrid smoke, he knew he had to move.
In just a single lungful of tobacco smoke, WHO insists that the hundreds of toxins contained in it 'begin damaging the lungs'.
One is, that we are totally dependent upon the natural world for every mouthful of food we eat and every lungful of air that we breathe.
Squatting, freeing the cigarette, rising among what appeared to be a snarl of seared sculptures, smoke wisping off their limbs, stepping up onto the back of one to get out of the mud and oil reek and skin reek into the frosty gray dawn, inhaling the first hot lungful, followed by the sound of the glass bottle shattering-
Settling in, I caught a lungful of air and began my story, hoping that by its new ending my mother would have opened her eyes to this magical life.
I looked out over the family vacationers wandering the wide streets of Protaras, down to the waterfront, took in a lungful of warm salty air, and felt my head begin to spin.
After an eternity, I've maybe reached the Angel and I'll be praying for one lungful of the freezing Gateshead air that made me equally miserable at this very same spot in early March when the infamous "Beast from the East" bared its icy backside (we're never happy!).
"And then I realised, 'Oh my gosh, this is a stress response - this is something very different, and very important.'" When a narwhal dives, its heart rate usually drops, from around 60 beats per minute at the surface to around 10 to 20 beats per minute, which helps it to conserve oxygen until it can come back up to the surface to take its next lungful of air.
This time a thief's corpse is found at a local auto repair shop, with a lungful of gasoline.
'Can't you hear them?' I draw in a lungful of air and force a smile.
For decades, Ventura was a drive-through beach town, somewhere you stopped for gas and a lungful of sea air while on your way to Santa Barbara.