He became delirious, his heartbeat grew ragged, his blood teemed with the virus, and his lungs, liver and kidneys began to fail.
There was this gasp—the sound of all the oxygen in Old Campus being rapidly sucked into 8,000 lungs.
Orwell died of a massive hemorrhage of the lungs in the early hours of January 21, 1950.
He was hit five times, collapsing his lungs and sending him quickly to the ground, breathless.
What kills is the pressure wave, and more importantly, the subsequent [vacuum], which ruptures the lungs.
A man was flying after the train, shouting at the top of his lungs.
They are a pack of ignorant blockheads; you are suffering from the lungs.
The office of the lungs is to feed the heart and stomach with pure blood.
Chip emptied his lungs of smoke, and turned the shoe in his hands.
In the lungs the carbon dioxid is exchanged for the free oxygen we have just inhaled, and we exhale the carbon dioxid.
"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.
Either of the two saclike organs of respiration that occupy the pulmonary cavity of the thorax and in which aeration of the blood takes place. It is common for the right lung, which is divided into three lobes, to be slightly larger than the left, which has two lobes.