Definitions

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  • adj. Lacking ribs

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having no ribs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having no ribs.
  • So fat that the ribs cannot be felt.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having no ribs or no visible ribs

Etymologies

rib +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • My first Browning was a Sweet 16 with a 26 inch ribless barrel.

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  • Ehomba sighed, his ribless chest rising and falling less than it would have had it been properly supported from within.

    A Triumph of Souls

  • Their discourse was no more overburdened with wisdom than has been the ordinary communing of lovers since Adam first awakened ribless.

    The Line of Love Dizain des Mariages

  • Intelligence could not fail to suggest that an expedient useful in the case of the transverse arch might be equally useful in that of the diagonals, which were far more difficult of construction, as well the most liable to give way in the case of ribless, groined vaults.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • Large smooth, or ribless red, described by Tournefort in

    Tomato Culture: A Practical Treatise on the Tomato

  • They are in the first place almost ribless; their feet are in no way armed; many of the toads have no teeth, and those of the frog are insignificant for its size; they have no tails; neither the frogs nor the toads are venomous; the fiery expectorations of the poor toads are matters of household fable only; and their croaking choruses have startled many a poor traveller.

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  • The McRib's cult following has a lot to do with the fact that you can't always get the strangely ribless sandwich, says Nicole Carter at Inc.

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  • When the gene Hox6 is activated in ribless regions of the embryo, extra ribs are formed, extending from the ribcage to the tail (image on the right).

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  • "Even though they've got eight to 10 ribless vertebrae above the shoulders, unlike the seven of giraffes, humans, and nearly every other species of mammal, those extra few are actually ribcage vertebrae masquerading as neck vertebrae," said Robert Asher, of the

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  • I’d like mine with a ribless barrel for a little less weight.

    The Browning Wish List Roundup

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