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thumps

(thŭmps),
Spasmodic contractions of the diaphragm, or hiccups, occasionally seen in animals.

thumps

1 hiccups.
2 spasmodic contractions of the diaphragm.

thumps

exaggerated expiratory movement and effort without necessarily any increase in respiratory rate nor evidence of dyspnea.

diaphragmatic thumps
see synchronous diaphragmatic flutter.
thoracic thumps
pumping respiration of pigs with pneumonic pasteurellosis, due possibly to pleuritis.
References in classic literature ?
But his heart began its warning thump, thump, thump.
The dull thump of the croquet-mallet against the ball was no longer to be heard.
With a great thump on the table, Poirot demolished his carefully built up edifice.
In this state of indecision, obviously the first thing to be done, was to thump the boy for finding Mr.
Then bad boy Ross might be leaving the village again after dad James thinks he's dealing drugs and thumps him.
I gave her some hard thumps and that seemed to do the trick and clear her throat.
but I can't, I won't because to save her once isn't to save her and still she thumps as if the world was something thumpable.