head bobbing

head bobbing

a sign of respiratory distress in an infant. It occurs when the infant uses the scaleni and sternocleidomastoid muscles to assist ventilation. The contraction of these muscles causes the head to bob because the neck extensor muscles are not strong enough to stabilize the head.
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Sing it again, please," cried Tom's voice; and there was Tom's red head bobbing up over the high back of the chair where he had hidden himself.
but we could have a lot of fun creating a map with Jeremy's head bobbing up like a bearded meerkat all over Wales.
The shouts were heard by Alvin Cleaton, aged 14, of Crumlin, who spotted a head bobbing in the water.
The beak-to-beak face-offs between these testosteronefuelled birds can be intense affairs, with lots of ritualistic head bobbing and feather puffing.
I leapt into the river and saw the boy's head bobbing in the water downstream.
1--A rant without a face: We're used to seeing that wild look in his eyes as he delivers the punchline, the head bobbing, the smirk developing as he shakes the water bottle as his prop.
Technically speaking, PD is currently fighting to keep its proverbial head bobbing above its 20-month moving average, below which the stock hasn't endured a monthly close since April 2003.
The ratings board didn't object to Bernal's head moving from side to side, but they did have a problem with his head bobbing up and down.
5 million under their belt, including the recent double platinum UK No 1 collection The Singles, Basement Jaxx have also developed into a legendary live act in which they eschew the usual head bobbing DJ style show that dance music is known for in favour of an all out sensory assault featuring drums, percussion, guitar and an army of singers.
Her head bobbing like a fake dog in a car rear window, Ms Lawson told us: "Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without my aromatic spiced ham.
Head bobbing is a classic sign of an amorous budgie.
Headphone wearing and rhythmic head bobbing are telltale signs.