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a person who breathes stertorously or with difficulty
an anonymous telephone caller who imitates such sounds, as being suggestive of sexual excitement
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Words nearby heavy breather
Heaviside unit function, heavy, heavy artillery, heavy-bearded, heavy bomber, heavy breather, heavy chain, heavy cream, heavy cruiser, heavy-duty, heavy earth
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How to use heavy breather in a sentence
John Turner did the same, and I, remembering that he was a heavy breather, went up to him.Dross|Henry Seton Merriman
If you are a heavy breather you sweep the ceiling clear of flies and cobwebs while you sleep.
She heard his breathing, a little quick and stertorous, but he was always a heavy breather, and she thought nothing about it.Dr. Rumsey's Patient|L. T. Mead