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  • After admiring the pretty things, he took out a fine golden watch with a big chain, several handsome finger-rings, and an ornament of rubies to pin upon the breast of his shaggy shirt-bosom.

    Love Letters

  • His shirt-bosom and pockets were running over with manuscript, and in a letter to Mr. Dickens, he informed him that he "had paraphrased the entire Book of Job, and wanted to read it to Mr. Dickens and get his opinion of it."

    The Public and Private Worlds of Charles Dickens

  • His shirt-bosom and pockets were running over with manuscript, and in a letter to Mr. Dickens, he informed him that he "had paraphrased the entire Book of Job, and wanted to read it to Mr. Dickens and get his opinion of it."

    The Public and Private Worlds of Charles Dickens

  • Very soon after you went away, I got what I think avery pretty set of shirt-bosom studs—modest little ones,jet, set in gold, only costing50cents a piece, or1.50forthe whole.

    LINCOLN AT HOME

  • Very soon after you went away, I got what I think avery pretty set of shirt-bosom studs—modest little ones,jet, set in gold, only costing50cents a piece, or1.50forthe whole.

    LINCOLN AT HOME

  • Very soon after you went away, I got what I think avery pretty set of shirt-bosom studs—modest little ones,jet, set in gold, only costing50cents a piece, or1.50forthe whole.

    LINCOLN AT HOME

  • He was elegantly attired, his costume being of the finest cloth and of the very latest cut: boots patent leathers, and hat glossy as a mirror; diamonds gleamed and sparkled on his immaculate shirt-bosom, on his fingers and from the seal of a heavy gold chain across his vest front.

    Deadwood Dick, The Prince of the Road or, The Black Rider of the Black Hills

  • Is he not always most good-natured when his cigar is about one-third consumed, the ash evenly burnt and adherent, and not fallen into his shirt-bosom?

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 34, August, 1860

  • For a moment, Spunyarn seems half inclined to grasp Tom by his collarless coat and shake the hydrophobia, as he calls it, out of him; then, as if incited by a second thought, he draws from his shirt-bosom a large, wooden comb, and humming a tune commences combing and fussing over Tom's hair, which stands erect over his head like marlinspikes.

    An Outcast or, Virtue and Faith

  • He wore, in honour of the occasion, his coat of brightest blue, with large gilt buttons, a buff waistcoat and an ample ruffled shirt-bosom and frilled sleeves.

    Neville Trueman, the Pioneer Preacher : a tale of the war of 1812

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