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wheeze

 (wēz, hwēz)
v. wheezed, wheez·ing, wheez·es
v.intr.
1. To breathe with difficulty, producing a hoarse whistling sound.
2. To make a sound resembling laborious breathing.
v.tr.
To produce or utter with a hoarse whistling sound: The old locomotive wheezed steam.
n.
1. A wheezing sound.
2. Informal An old joke.
3. Chiefly British A clever scheme.

[Middle English whesen, probably from Old Norse hvæsa, to hiss; see kwes- in Indo-European roots.]

wheez′er n.
wheez′ing·ly adv.
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Adv.1.wheezingly - with a wheeze; "he talked wheezily"
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The breaths of the fighters came wheezingly from their lips and the three chests were straining and heaving.
Early and late, on trail or in camp beside the trail he was ever in evidence, ever busy at something, ever responsive to the hail of "Father Christmas." Weary back-trippers would rest their packs on a log or rock alongside of where he rested his, and would say: "Sing us that song of yourn, dad, about Forty-Nine." And, when he had wheezingly complied, they would arise under their loads, remark that it was real heartening, and hit the forward trail again.
For the first four months of this year, it looked as if the economy might slowly, wheezingly be picking up steam.