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gasp

[Old Norse geispa]
To catch the breath; to inhale and exhale with quick, difficult breaths; the act of gasping.
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Of Saturday's last gasp agony, he said, 'It was a bad third goal to give away.
Schmidt was close to engineering a sensational victory over New Zealand - halting their record-breaking year - only to be denied by a last gasp try (right).
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Analyzing a trove of data collected nearly a decade ago by the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers observed what seems to be the last gasp emitted by gaseous material spiraling into Cygnus X-1, a suspected black hole 6,000 light-years from Earth.
But two minutes from time Fairbairn fired home a last gasp winner after a superb run down the right.
As material spirals into a black hole, it emits a last gasp of X-rays.