And then came the reason for all these long-winded preliminaries.
You know that no Gorgios are so long-winded on genealogies as old mothers in Rom.
Well, this looks as if it was going to be a long-winded search.
March Marston was always with his mother—deep in his long-winded yarns.
Not that Jerry disliked Mrs. Bullfinch even though she was long-winded.
The colonel ...