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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Lungsnoun

    The lights; the part by which breath is inspired and expired.

    Etymology: lungen , Saxon; long, Dutch.

    More would I, but my lungs are wasted so,
    That strength of speech is utterly denied me. William Shakespeare.

    The bellows of his lungs begin to swell,
    Nor can the good receive, nor bad expel. Dryden.

    Had I a hundred mouths, a hundred tongues,
    And throats of brass inspir’d with iron lungs;
    I could not half those horrid crimes repeat,
    Nor half the punishments those crimes have met. Dryden.

Freebase

  1. Lungs

    Lungs is the first EP by American post-hardcore band Big Black. It was released in December 1982 on Ruthless Records, and was reissued in 1992 on Touch and Go Records. A 19-year-old Steve Albini played nearly every instrument on Lungs, with "sax bleats" by Albini's college friend John Bohnen and drums being handled by "Roland," a drum machine that was credited as a member of the band. The EP was used to recruit the other members of Big Black. Lungs was recorded on a TEAC 3340 loaned to Albini in exchange for a case of beer. Albini has since described the record as the worst he has ever made. The original EP came with an array of objects, including loaded squirt guns, bloody pieces of paper, dollar bills, condoms, concert tickets, Bruce Lee trading cards, pictures of old people and firecrackers. Things like fishhooks and razorblades were discounted, fearing lawsuits.

Editors Contribution

  1. lungs

    Plural form of the word lung.

    The lungs vary in shape, size and function in an animal, human or mammal depending on which type.


    Submitted by MaryC on December 3, 2015  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lungs in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lungs in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of lungs in a Sentence

  1. Frank Chung:

    It's challenging because a lot of these people, when they last saw their family members, they were doing okay, so it's a shock to them when you start telling them that we're worried about your mother's lungs or her kidneys.

  2. Robert Kugler:

    They said this is the worst news I could give you; she had advanced osteosarcoma and it’s already in her lungs so you need to either take her leg today or put her down, i just didn’t want her to be gone one day when I came home.

  3. Bob Mule:

    It was too hot, too much smoke, I had to get out of there, i literally felt my skin peeling and my lungs being suffocated by smoke. I couldn’t get the fire extinguisher to work.

  4. Michelle Prickett:

    We are still seeing people struggling, we are still seeing the destruction of the lungs.

  5. George Mychaliska:

    We know that even a few hours of that damages the lungs of a 24-week infant, our hands are tied, because in the absence of that, the baby would die. So we accept some lung damage to keep the baby alive.

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