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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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Main currencies are experiencing the tug and pull of the Euro Zone crisis, and markets are holding breath in anticipation of the results of EU ministers' numerous meetings and deliberations over the Greek crisis in particular throughout this week.
South Birmingham Primary Care Trust and Breathe Easy will be holding breath tests at Morrisons supermarket, off Bristol Road South, until 3pm.
AN ILLUSIONIST yesterday claimed he'd smashed the world record for holding breath underwater.