(The), in running. All animals soon after the start get out
of breath, but as the body becomes heated, breathing becomes more easy,
and endures till fatigue produces exhaustion; this is called the second wind.
“That mysterious physical readjustment, known in animals as `second
breath,' came to the rescue of his fainting frame.” —The Barton
Experiment, chap. x.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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