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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Of or relating to air, wind, or gases.
3. Buxom, zaftig.
From Greek pneuma (breath, wind, spirit). Ultimately from the Indo-European root pneu- (to breathe), which is also the source of pneumatic, pneumonia, apnea, sneer, sneeze, snort, snore, and pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. Earliest documented use: 1624.
"The Greyhound from Toronto pulled up and with a sucking pneumatic hiss."
James Bartleman; As Long as the Rivers Flow; Knopf; 2011.
"This in itself set up a kind of suspicion about pneumatic claims that is, if someone said, 'The Spirit told me.'"
Ben Witherington; Is There a Doctor in the House?; Zondervan; 2011.
"Uncorseted, her friendly bust
Gives promise of pneumatic bliss."
T.S. Eliot; Whispers of Immortality; 1920.
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