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Eight days later their bassist, Gerard Smith, passed away from lung cancer.Revenge of the Rock Nerds: TV on the Radio’s Long Road to ‘Seeds’|Marlow Stern|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The bullet entered the left side of his chest, hit his heart and settled in his lung.
While casual exercisers might not notice any difference in lung capacity, intense gym-goers might feel the effects of an e-cig.
In 1993 a doctor described the Lazarus phenomenon in a seventy-five-year-old man with a lung hemorrhage.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead|Sandeep Jauhar|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of the evening his father died of lung cancer, he said, “I cannot possibly describe the feelings of love and peace I experienced.”Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death|Patricia Pearson|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The knife missed the lung by half a centimeter,—cursed be the devil!The Mystery of the Lost Dauphin|Emilia Pardo Bazn
Examine one bronchus, carefully dissecting away the lung tissue with curved scissors.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
The country is free from malarial, billious and lung troubles, general debility and asthma.The Chautauquan, Vol. III, March 1883|The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle
And if one lung were destroyed, a Moruan had no other to take its place.Star Surgeon|Alan Nourse
Well, he has not diagnosed the case satisfactorily, but he says I have some sort of lung trouble.The Blue Grass Seminary Girls' Vacation Adventures|Carolyn Judson Burnett
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Word Origin for lung
Word Origin and History for lung
"human respiratory organ," c.1300, from Old English lungen (plural), from Proto-Germanic *lungw- (cf. Old Norse lunge, Old Frisian lungen, Middle Dutch longhe, Dutch long, Old High German lungun, German lunge "lung"), literally "the light organ," from PIE *legwh- "not heavy, having little weight; easy, agile, nimble" (cf. Russian lëgkij, Polish lekki "light;" Russian lëgkoje "lung," Greek elaphros "light" in weight; see also lever).
The notion probably is from the fact that, when thrown into a pot of water, lungs of a slaughtered animal float, while the heart, liver, etc., do not. Cf. also Portuguese leve "lung," from Latin levis "light;" Irish scaman "lungs," from scaman "light;" Welsh ysgyfaint "lungs," from ysgafn "light." See also lights, pulmonary. Lung cancer attested from 1882.
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Idioms and Phrases with lung
see at the top of one's lungs.