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  • Pat Roque/Associated Press A man floated through chest-deep water in Quezon.

    Flooding in the Philippines

  • Elsewhere, strangers formed human chains, sometimes chest-deep in the flood, passing items from flooded homes to dry land.

    Australia floods: Brisbane waters peak lower than feared

  • It is a statement which gets to the heart of why his documentaries feel like fiction, and why he is always chest-deep in the river, rather than looking at a monitor on the bank.

    Werner Herzog, the adventurous spirit

  • Here the stream widened into a chest-deep pool before spilling over into a waterfall.

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

  • We caught a couple of smallmouth bass as we stood in chest-deep water, casting at the deep holes and eddies.

    Hypothermia in summer: The storms of 8/3/2002

  • Pless waded in to where he was chest-deep and motioned a clutch of students over.

    Kook

  • They stood chest-deep in the water and grasped the exhausted, terrified animals in embraces that looked almost loving.

    Kook

  • Julianne had just fallen backward into the “swimming hole”—a chest-deep pool in the stream beneath the willow—and her splash sent small waves hissing into each grassy bank.

    Here Comes Another Lesson

  • There is also a deeper lap-pool, a chest-deep whirlpool that carries swimmers in lazy circles, a curlicue water slide falling into its own pool, an Olympic high dive, and two ankle-deep wading pools with fountains that move and fall in cascades that are fun to touch and explore.

    Family fun at Parque Aquatico Oaxtepec near Cuernavaca, Morelos

  • All this while chest-deep in forty - or fifty - degree water, mind you, and without being able to see any potential footholds on the side of the cave (because the water was muddy from the people who went through ahead of me) while wearing bulky, slippery neoprene gloves.

    a day without a bruise is wasted.

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