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RESPIRATION, Med. jur. Breathing, which consists of the drawing into, inhaling, or more technically, inspiring, atmospheric air into the lungs, and then: forcing out, expelling, or technically expiring, from the lungs the air therein. Chit. Med. Jur. 92 and 416, note n.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Especially Allen Ginsberg repeatedly refers to Whitman as a model for his respirational technique of composition: "I write poetry because Walt Whitman opened up poetry's verse-line for unobstructed breath." (44) Ginsberg claims to end the lines of his poems when he runs out of breath: "Ideally each line of Howl is a single breath unit....
The Maidstone-based company, which has a Tamworth office and a laboratory in Daventry, posted profits of pounds 613,000 in the year to March against pounds 665,000 last year, writing down pounds 173,000 as it respirational itself in the hope of future gain.
To identify a line in regular verse as, say, an iambic pentameter is to identify a poem's unit of metrico-rhythmicity, of sense-making, and its tonal, intonational and respirational field.