He went up the stairs, puffing and muttering something.
It certainly didn't stop him from puffing away.
Royce sputtered, puffing up his chest.
She stood on the front porch, puffing on her cigarette as if sucking in a lung full of chemicals might somehow help matters.
Now that I'm going to be a weekend ma, I shouldn't be puffing around kids.
"That was a Daniel Cooper!" exclaimed Marya Dmitrievna, tucking up her sleeves and puffing heavily.
Nesvitski rose, puffing, and went up to the general, smiling.
Puffing and energized, she paused for a breath when cold fingers brushed her neck.
"How do you like this?" she asked, puffing out her chest and showing her new shirt.
A fat major skirted a bush, puffing and falling out of step; a soldier who had fallen behind, his face showing alarm at his defection, ran at a trot, panting to catch up with his company.
A quick glance back revealed Princess following, steam puffing from her mouth and nose with every labored step.
Women, women! said Alpatych, puffing and speaking rapidly just as the prince did, and he climbed into the trap.
They began the arduous climb, puffing in the high elevation for ten minutes until the trail leveled and opened to their left.
Miller, delivered to the South Carolina railroad in 1834, presented a feature which has remained characteristic of American locomotives - the front part was supported on a four-wheeled swivelling bogie-truck, a device, however, which had been applied to Puffing Billy in England when it was rebuilt in 1815.
While the sole down stairs room would have saved considerable huffing and puffing, Dean feared the smaller quarters and especially the bed would not adequately accommodate the woman's substantial mass.
much huffing & puffing made the friendly owner doubt our story about where we planned to cycle in the days to come.
They went inside, and sat down, still huffing and puffing.
puffing on a cigarette, with most of the others still sat in the vehicle.
Richard Trevithick, indeed, had in 1804 tried a high-pressure steam locomotive, with smooth wheels, on a plate-way near Merthyr Tydvil, but it was found more expensive than horses; John Blenkinsop in 1811 patented an engine with cogged wheel and rack-rail which was used, with commercial success, to convey coal from his Middleton colliery to Leeds; William Hedley in 1813 built two locomotives - Puffing Billy and Wylam Dilly - for hauling coal from Wylam Colliery, near Newcastle; and in the following year George Stephenson's first engine, the Blucher, drew a train of eight loaded wagons, weighing 30 tons, at a speed of 4 m.
There were sounds of men slapping one another, yelling, and puffing.
But don't worry ladies, men do the equivalent of this by puffing out their chest.
Movement that requires a faster pace and more effort and gets you huffing and puffing to catch your breath is anaerobic.
The key is to make it a continuous thing so that you actually start puffing and sweating a little -- don't let yourself get stuck cooling off while waiting for a red light or similar, so keep jogging in place.
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