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leather-lunged

[leth -er-luhngd] /ˈlɛð ərˈlʌŋd/
adjective
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
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50
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  • 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

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