panting

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n panting breathing heavily (as after exertion)
    • n panting any fabric used to make trousers
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Slipped It Down the Back of Dad's Pants 057 Slipped It Down the Back of Dad's Pants 057
Went over in the Sand and Struck his Pants on a Cactus 233 Went over in the Sand and Struck his Pants on a Cactus 233
Hung by One Pant Leg 265 Hung by One Pant Leg 265
Dad's Pants Stayed on the Bull's Horns 349 Dad's Pants Stayed on the Bull's Horns 349
Grabbed a Mouthful of Dad's Ample Pants 386 Grabbed a Mouthful of Dad's Ample Pants 386

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Swiss engineer George de Mestral, who got the idea after noticing burrs were sticking to his pants after his regular walks through the woods, invented Velcro.
    • n panting The action of one who pants; hard and hurried breathing, with heaving of the breast or sides.
    • n panting In iron ship-building, a distortion with an inward and outward motion: said of flat areas of plating of a vessel, particularly at the bows, when insufficiently supported by the framing against the pressure of waves and water when the vessel is pitching.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
    • ns Panting rapid breathing: palpitation: longing
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Quotations

  • Edna St. Vincent Millay
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    “A person who publishes a book appears willfully in public with his pants down.”
  • Karl Kraus
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    “A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.”
  • Mark Twain
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    “A lie can run around the world six times while the truth is still trying to put on its pants.”
  • Josh Billings
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    “As a general thing, when the woman wears the pants in the family, she has a good right to them.”
  • Joe E. Lewis
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    “Show me a man with both feet on the ground and I'll show you a man who can't get his pants on.”
  • Brian Hwang
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    “A man is in love when something in his head, something in his and chest and something in his pants react to a certain woman.”

Idioms

Ants in your pants - If someone has ants in their pants, they are agitated or excited about something and can't keep still.
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By the seat of your pants - If you do something by the seat of your pants, you achieve something, but only by a narrow margin or do something without advance preparation.
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Caught with your pants down - If you are caught with your pants down, you are exposed in an embarrassing situation. It can also mean that you were caught unprepared for a situation or an event.
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Fly by the seat of one's pants - If you fly by the seat of one's pants, you do something difficult even though you don't have the experience or training required.
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Keep your pants on - If someone tells you to keep your pants on, they mean that you should be patient and not make them rush.
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Smarty pants - A smarty pants is someone who displays the intelligence in an annoying way.
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Who wears the pants? - (USA) The person who wears the pants in a relationship is the dominant person who controls things.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Imit.; or nasalised from pat (v.t.).

Usage

In literature:

Down below on the edge of the brook lay Tyope, panting from exhaustion.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
De jeans what deir pants was made out of was homespun too.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Lida had on a new calico dress and I wore new jeans pants.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Old Mr. Simms, the clerk, looked up over his spectacles in mild astonishment, as Gypsy entered the store flushed, and panting, and pretty.
"Gypsy Breynton" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
On the brow of the hill the adventurer stopped to pant and surveyed the undulating thickly wooded hills stretching away on every side of him.
"The Poor Plutocrats" by Maurus Jókai
The four of them panted.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
As for the Professor, after a rapid examination of their disposition and characteristics, he became breathless and panting.
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne
The panting, trembling Kangaroo saw the approaching dog, also, and leaped down from the crag.
"Dot and the Kangaroo" by Ethel C. Pedley
Here they stood together upon a narrow ledge panting, resting.
"Judith of Blue Lake Ranch" by Jackson Gregory
The child still panted, but most of the terror had faded from his eyes; he had recognised his friend.
"The Admirable Tinker" by Edgar Jepson
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In poetry:

FIRST PROPHET.
O Babylon, how art thou fallen!
Thy fall more dreadful from delay!
Thy streets forlorn To wilds shall turn,
Where toads shall pant, and vultures prey.
"The Captivity" by Oliver Goldsmith
The scornfullest souls, with mourning eyes,
Pant o'er again their ghostly ways;—
Dread night-paths, where were gleaming days
When life was lovelier than the skies!
"The Cynic's Fealty" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
We pant, we strain like birds against their wires;
Are sick to reach the vast and the beyond;—
And what avails, if still to our desires
Those far-off gulfs respond?
"Honours -- Part II." by Jean Ingelow
`Twas but a dream, yet by my heart I knew,
Which still was panting, part of it was true:
Oh how I strove the rest to have believed;
Ashamed and angry to be undeceived!
"The Dream" by Aphra Behn
Till my whole soul on her aërial flight
Staggers, and reels, and pants, divinely drunk,
And in the infinite of Spirit sunk,
Swallowed and lost my life in vast whirlpools of light.
"Aspirations" by Mathilde Blind
She held the youth enchanted,
Till his trembling lips were pale,
And his full heart heaved and panted
To utter all its tale:
Forward he rushed, undaunted—
And the shattered mirror fell.
"Within and Without: Part III: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald

In news:

According to reports, store employees watched as the man concealed five bottles of alcohol in a duffel bag and put two packages of Revlon eyelashes in the waistband of his pants.
James pants you\'re the one (ft.
Selena Gomez at an airport in leopard print pants.
Thom Yorke dancing in tight pants anyone.
Bill Bradley hasn't run around in a tank top and short pants since the late 1970?s, so most of today's young voters have no memory of his glorious career as a Knick.
The style star gets set to welcome fall with her easy-to-try combo of leather pants and a bright sweater.
DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist, Absynth Q's Kevlar Mariachi Pants and a mini-Nerdapalooza.
Don't look for Roy Pearson to be out shopping for new suit pants this weekend.
Watch, tank and pants by Target ($12.95, $14.99, $36.
The Woolrich Woolen Mills Ranger Pant is sleek enough for the office, and able to withstand a weekend game of touch football.
0An Oneida teenager is facing weapons possession charges for allegedly having a set of metal knuckles in his pants pocket.
Tight pants thwart police, fashion at 11.
He was caught with his pants down.
The defendant testified he wanted to avoid making a scene when he removed a sex toy from his pants at a Dunmore fast-food restaurant.
State police say a college student pulled down his pants and "mooned" two troopers this weekend in the city of Oswego.
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In science:

For each torus component which is filled, it takes at most one move to replace a loop in the pants decomposition for H1 with a loop bounding a disk in H (cid:48) 1 .
Heegaard splittings and the pants complex
The final product is a pants decomposition containing a maximal collection of disks for H (cid:48) 1 .
Heegaard splittings and the pants complex
In other words, identify H1 and H (cid:48) 1 and consider two pants decompositions of ∂+H1 such that one is a Heegaard diagram for M and the other is a Heegaard diagram for M (cid:48) .
Heegaard splittings and the pants complex
The value of D(Σ, Σ(cid:48) ) is the smallest possible dual distance between any two such pants decompositions.
Heegaard splittings and the pants complex
G is trivalent, the loops suggest a pants decomposition of Σ and the corresponding vertex v0 of C∗ (Σ) defines H2 .
Heegaard splittings and the pants complex
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