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Sunday, November 27, 2011

stertor

\STUR-ter\ , noun;
1.
A heavy snoring sound.
Quotes:
He was snoring, a wheeze and stertor that animated the papers scattered round him...
-- T.C. Boyle, Riven Rock
The stertor of Meat's breathing came softly, almost soothingly, through the wall.
-- Chad Harbach, The Art of Fielding
Origin:
Stertor comes from the Latin stret which meant “to snore.”
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