Ards



adult respiratory distress syndrome. See (def 2).
Historical Examples

How many evenin’s I’ve seen her set by it, rockin’ back’ARDS an’ for’ARDS,—an’ her needle goin’ in an’ out!
Meadow Grass Alice Brown

Their in’ARDS have not learned how to suspend the law of gravity.
The Letters of Ambrose Bierce Ambrose Bierce

Person turn de wheel wid de hand and walk back’ARDS and for’ARDS, drawing out de thread.
Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Work Projects Administration

Just a drop o’ sperrits to warm his in’ARDS for him—that’s what he wants.
North, South and Over the Sea M.E. Francis (Mrs. Francis Blundell)

“As well as anybody could with their in’ARDS crowded up under their chin,” replied Mrs. Terriberry grimly.
The Lady Doc Caroline Lockhart

Some five or six miles, I suppose, along the coast nor’ARDS.
The Seaboard Parish, Complete George MacDonald

Wid dat we started up ag’in—me on de job an’ still sayin’ me prayers back’ARDS, for’ARDS, an’ sideways.
Motor Matt’s Red Flyer, or, On the High Gear Stanley R. Matthews

But inquired further: “Is that stuffin’ or in’ARDS coming through the sewin’ down the front of ’em?”
The Dude Wrangler Caroline Lockhart

Mr. Ed’ARDS wants dry weather, an’ Jim want rain, an’ dey bofe pray deir own way!
Standard Selections Various

Same old wop when you hit the dirt with your head where your tail should be, and your in’ARDS shook up like a bran-mash.
The Day’s Work, Volume 1 Rudyard Kipling

noun
a district of Northern Ireland, in Co Down. Pop: 74 369 (2003 est). Area: 368 sq km (142 sq miles)

ARDS abbr.
adult respiratory distress syndrome
adult respiratory distress syndrome

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