Barkis, but he was not there; and instead of him a fat, short-winded
, merry-looking, little old man in black, with rusty little bunches of ribbons at the knees of his breeches, black stockings, and a broad-brimmed hat, came puffing up to the coach window, and said:
He rubbed his swarthy forehead for a moment with a good-humoured look and said apologetically, "I am such a short-winded
talker that I must think a bit." Having thought a bit, he looked up again and resumed.
If he be of a stout and short-winded
build, you can easily avoid his advances; but, when he is of the youthful and long-legged type, a meeting is inevitable.
It was, it must be, the short-winded
Count himself, whom we all supposed to be in Rome!
Tugby panted and grumbled after them at leisure: being rendered more than commonly short-winded
by the weight of the till, in which there had been an inconvenient quantity of copper.
Egyptians in general are known to be a short-winded
people that expect minimal inputs to generate rapid positive outcomes.
On a late night game show on Comedy Central, @Midnight with Chris Hardwick guests Carmen Lynch, Brendon Walsh and Doug Benson extended "a short-winded
welcome to our new alien overlords", according to their official website.
While watching them perform, we observed that Gary was trim, Jed was stout, and Sharon's added girth and weight appeared to have affected her singing, which was relatively shaky and short-winded
. She's still a vibrant performer, but she owes it to herself to not go the way of all flab.
George's subject "Short-winded
? Carers and breathlessness" was a new angle for her, as she has only recently begun appreciating that carers often need as much assessment and assistance as the person with the illness.
A popular post titled "So, You Would Like to Have Three Children" published last summer on the site Short-Winded
Blog is a fine specimen of the form.
He showed us his ideas of how to play double-stops (use grace notes), long-winded phrases for short-winded
hornists, and translating tricky passages into more-manageable-sized chunks, and with rewritten sections which would otherwise be left unplayable.
I avoided climbing stairs because I would become short-winded
. I limited myself with household chores because I would get tired.