But a whale can no more force water through its spiracle or blow-hole than you or I through our nostrils.
"The Cruise of the Cachalot" by Frank T. Bullen
No, he breathes through his spiracle alone; and this is on the top of his head.
"Moby Dick; or The Whale" by Herman Melville
Spiracles behind the eyes.
"Journals Of Expeditions Of Discovery Into Central Australia And Overland" by Edward John Eyre
Larvae, entirely black, with showy eye-like spiracles, polished black head; other larvae having the head brown and black.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882" by Various
Doubtless the skin pores of these men have taken on the character of spiracles.
"Police!!!" by Robert W. Chambers
There are spiracles on the sides of the thorax, too, but they do not show so plainly as those on the abdomen.
"The Insect Folk" by Margaret Warner Morley
This suggests that the spiracle is really a somewhat modified gill slit.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
Tympanic spiracle: in Diptera, the thoracic spiracle at base of wing.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The tip of the tail is projected above the water and air is taken in at two small breathing pores or spiracles.
"An Elementary Study of Insects" by Leonard Haseman
There is a pair of spiracles on each thoracic ring.
"Our Common Insects" by Alpheus Spring Packard