from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A heavy snoring sound in respiration.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A heavy snoring sound which accompanies inspiration in certain diseases. Compare
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- noun The act of heavy
- noun A heavy snoring
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- noun the act of snoring or producing a snoring sound
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Whether you call it by its slang name, "sawing logs," or its medical name, "stertor," snoring is common.
xml's Blinklist.com 2008
When persons in good health are suddenly seized with pains in the head, and straightway are laid down speechless, and breathe with stertor, they die in seven days, unless fever come on.
Recently a dose of ninety-six grains, taken toxically, produced giddiness, then epileptic convulsions, with dilated pupils, and stertor of breathing.
Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure William Thomas Fernie
Respiration was irregular, sometimes sighing; in the late stage often of the Cheyne-Stokes type; actual stertor was exceptional, but the respiration was often noisy.
Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 Being Mainly a Clinical Study of the Nature and Effects of Injuries Produced by Bullets of Small Calibre George Henry Makins
In the _coma_ of _uræmia_ or of _diabetes_ there is no true paralysis, nor is there stertor.
Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles 1893
The breathing is marked with great stertor, the pulse is very slow and irregular, cold sweats break out in patches on the surface of the body, and the animal often dies without having recovered consciousness.
Special Report on Diseases of the Horse Charles B. Michener 1877
After violent screaming she fell into convulsions, which terminated sometimes in fainting, with or without stertor, as in common epilepsy; at other times a tempory insanity supervened; which continued about half an hour, and the fit ceased.
Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life Erasmus Darwin 1766
qms commented on the word stertor
Unmoved by suasion or force
A snorer must follow his course.
An incessant stertor
Won't justify murder
But often results in divorce.
January 16, 2015