Definitions

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  • adj. thick in the chest

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Bloat is most common in dogs weighing more than 99 pounds though some small dogs have developed it, experts say, and in dogs described as "deep-chested," meaning the chest width is relatively narrow and the length from the backbone to sternum is relatively long.

    Pet Talk: Some dogs predisposed to deadly bloating

  • They were lean and meagre of build, narrow-hipped and crooked-legged, and at the same time deep-chested, with heavy arms and enormous hands.

    THE STRENGTH OF THE STRONG

  • He was a large Indian fully six feet in height, deep-chested and heavy-muscled, and his eyes were keener and vested with greater mental vigor than the average of his kind.

    LI-WAN, THE FAIR

  • His height was six feet three inches, and he was correspondingly broad - shouldered and deep-chested.

    The King of the Greeks

  • He called upon Jews to become “deep-chested,” “sturdy,” and “sharp-eyed.”

    Bloodlust

  • He was a stalwart young fellow, broad-shouldered, deep-chested, legs cleanly built and stretched wide apart, and tall though Imber was, he towered above him by half a head.

    THE LEAGUE OF THE OLD MEN

  • North Sea waves, he saw the sharp-beaked fighting galleys, and the sea-flung Northmen, great-muscled, deep-chested, sprung from the elements, men of sword and sweep, marauders and scourgers of the warm south-lands!

    CHAPTER 14

  • And Tom King, looking, saw Youth incarnate, deep-chested, heavy-thewed, with muscles that slipped and slid like live things under the white satin skin.

    A PIECE OF STEAK

  • And his father he saw, large, big-moustached and deep-chested, kindly above all men, who loved all men and whose heart was so large that there was love to overflowing still left for the mother and the little muchacho playing in the corner of the patio.

    The Mexican

  • She was good to look upon, swaying there to her task, strong-limbed, deep-chested, and with hips made for motherhood.

    KEESH, SON OF KEESH

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