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leather-lunged

[leth-er-luhngd]
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  1. speaking or capable of speaking in a loud, resonant voice, especially for prolonged periods: The leather-lunged senator carried on the filibuster for 18 hours.

Origin of leather-lunged

First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for leather-lunged

Historical Examples

  • These calls were few at first, but the men yelling them were leather-lunged.

    Man of Many Minds

    E. Everett Evans

  • But these cheers were as nothing to the leather-lunged roars that bade Jack and Joe farewell as they stepped into the carriage.

    The Boss of Wind River

    David Goodger (goodger@python.org)

  • A sound of lamentation—prolonged and leather-lunged lamentation—smote upon the air.

    Lad: A Dog

    Albert Payson Terhune