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- n. The breast, especially of a bird.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The breast of a bird.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The breast.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
I also have pectus, which is a deformation of the ribcage, and a bony knot on the back of my skull.
Technically known as pectus carinatum, the condition causes the chest wall to protrude outward, giving the patient's chest the appearance of the breast of a bird.
Technically known as pectus carinatum, the condition causes the chest wall to protrude outward, giving the patient's chest the appearance of the breast of a bird. "
Indeed the rubrics specify "planetis plicatis ante pectus", the "chasuble folded before the breast", thus formalizing that manner of folding the chasuble today.
Veri panem intellectus,/Cenam Christi supra pectus/Sumptam nobis resera,
Eric Harris, a senior at Columbine High School, had been teased and bullied from a very young age because of his pectus excavetum, a declivity of the chest, and attended a new school every year or two because of his father's military reassignments.
Pulchritudo ipsa per occultos radios in pectus amantis dimanans amatae rei formam insculpsit, Tatius, l. 5. 4941.
Non cibus talibus laetus, non potus potest esse jucundus; suspiratur semper et gemitur, et doletur dies et noctes, pectus sine intermissione laceratur.
 Tu mihi vel ferro pectus, vel perde veneno,
Exiturus fascia uxoris pectus alligabat, nec momento praeesentia ejus carere poterat, potumque non hauriebat nisi praegustatum labris ejus.
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