from The Century Dictionary.

  • Affected with thick-wind, as a horse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Far.) Affected with thick wind.


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  • He was plump and portly, a little thick-winded, especially after dinner, stood five feet four in his sandals, and weighed hard upon eighteen stone.

    Half-Hours with Great Story-Tellers Various

  • Before I had time to recover from my astonishment, a travelling carriage brought me to the window; and quickly as it passed, I had full time to see _ma belle Harriette_ seated beside the thick-winded dignitary.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 14, No. 396, October 31, 1829 Various

  • The language is out of condition: -- fat and fozy, thick-winded, purfled and plethoric.

    Famous Reviews R. Brimley Johnson 1899

  • 'Very,' replied Mr. Sponge, wondering how such a thick-winded chap as Jog managed to partake of it.

    Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour Robert Smith Surtees 1833

  • I'm thick-winded, and twenty pounds over-weight -- and you talk calmly about my settling down to office work! "

    North of Fifty-Three Bertrand W. Sinclair 1926


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