"We'll run for Peel this morning, boys," said Pete, smothering his voice in a mouthful.
The smothering canopy was then lowered, but not so noiselessly as I had seen it lowered.
He thought, on this, that he might be smothering her; and he relaxed his hold to allow her to breathe.
He was choking, smothering—smothering with shame, hopelessness, despair.
She sprawled back, resignedly, ...