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roaring

the stertor in respiration caused by air passing through a stenosed larynx. The commonest cause is laryngeal hemiplegia in the horse. The disease is incompatible with fast exercise. The cause of the basic lesion, degeneration of fibers in the left recurrent laryngeal nerve, is unknown. See also laryngeal hemiplegia.

roaring burr
surgical instrument used to evert the mucosal lining of the lateral ventricle in the horse in the operation for laryngeal hemiplegia—ventriculectomy; the lining is then excised. Strawberry type has a rough surface reminiscent of the surface of that fruit. French type has a surface covered with small hooks.
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As he spoke we heard a great sound of roaring from the cave in the cliff.
He had heard the roaring of a hungry lion not half an hour before, and there was little doubt in his mind but that the man eater was stalking Meriem and Baynes.
His well-laid plan had come to naught, so he sat there screaming at the roaring creature beneath him and making mocking grimaces at it.
The poor tree was still quite covered with frost and snow, and the North Wind was blowing and roaring above it.
Over and over rolled Numa, the lion, clawing and biting at the air, roaring and growling horribly in savage attempt to reach the thing upon its back.
Scarcely a day or night of his jungle life--and practically all his life had been spent in the jungle--had he not heard the roaring of hungry lions, or angry lions, or love-sick lions.
The bullet-head crumpled forward upon its flaccid neck against the great hairy chest--the roaring and the shrieking ceased.
He responded, rushing against the bars and roaring back at me his impotent wrath.
With his powerful fore-paws, standing erect and roaring, he proceeded to get acquainted with the ring.
Instantly the vast assemblage, as with one accord, struck up the national hymn of the United States, and "Yankee Doodle," sung by five million of hearty throats, rose like a roaring tempest to the farthest limits of the atmosphere.
For a moment the lion paused beneath the tree, glaring up at the ape and roaring until the earth trembled, then he turned back again toward his kill, and as he did so, his tail shot once more to rigid erectness and he charged back even more ferociously than he had come, for what he saw was the naked man-thing running toward the farther trees with the bloody carcass of his prey across a giant shoulder.
Cold and cheerless, the wind beating on our faces, the white seas roaring by, we struggled through the day.