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BREATH, med. juris. The air expelled from the chest at each expiration.
     2. Breathing, though a usual sign of life, is not conclusive that a child was wholly born alive, as breathing may take place before the whole delivery of the mother is complete. 5 Carr. & Payn, 329; S. C. 24 E. C. L. R. 344. Vide Birth; Life; Infanticide.

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The Dragons, who have now lost on their last nine visits to Ireland since October 2004, drew breath and, in rekindling the form that saw them win in Glasgow and at the Reivers recently, they were held up over the hosts' line three times in the opening half.
A fairy godfather called Brooks Mileson, who first drew breath in Sunderland, has bankrolled their success which may be seen down here as a glorious tale of unbridled romance but is begrudged by some north of the border.
SCOTLAND'S victorious rugby squad drew breath yesterday to back the country's bid to capture the Commonwealth Games.