from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The quality or state of being stertorous.
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- noun The state or quality of being
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stertorous + -ness
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At the expiration of this period, however, a natural although a very deep sigh escaped the bosom of the dying man, and the stertorous breathing ceased -- that is to say, its stertorousness was no longer apparent; the intervals were undiminished.
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe — Volume 2 Edgar Allan Poe 1829
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