Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of breastbone.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Trim all the fat and skin from the breastbones and backbones of the 3 chickens and, with a heavy knife or a cleaver, whack the bones into manageable pieces.

    Daisy’s Holiday Cooking

  • They stood there, fists on hips and grey woolen tunics splayed from their pale breastbones like dressed bream.

    Confederates

  • I turn the birds over onto their backs and blow on their bellies to part their feathers along their tiny breastbones, looking first for signs of new feathers, evidence of their molt, and then for their fat and muscle scores.

    A Year on the Wing

  • They stood there, fists on hips and grey woolen tunics splayed from their pale breastbones like dressed bream.

    Confederates

  • Birds were, to be sure, still very much in the air over Williamsburg, and therefore it was not only reasonable, it was expected, that they would alight on the breastbones of these young banking women.

    The Birdcage

  • Her sisters and mother beat their breastbones and cried, but what could I do?

    PodCastle » 2008 » May

  • Her sisters and mother beat their breastbones and cried, but what could I do?

    PodCastle » PodCastle Miniature 003: Pahwahke

  • Thompson: Our breastbones were literally tied together; there were like six inches between us.

    City Of Angels

  • Their rolling call, produced in a French horn concealed in their breastbones, rains down from winter skies and haunts my dreams.

    "Ten Birds" Part 1

  • Their rolling call, produced in a French horn concealed in their breastbones, rains down from winter skies and haunts my dreams.

    Archive 2006-06-01

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