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  • n. Plural form of breasting.

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Examples

  • He wished to get a sight of him directly, but this was no easy matter; yet, with the help of sundry breastings and elbowings, like a true Alpine, he succeeded in forcing a passage and reaching the foremost ranks next to the side of the carriage.

    Chapter XIII

  • Was there any cooked chicken in the house, with breastings in

    Aunt Madge's Story

  • The straps for the breastings, breechings, and girths, were screwed to the boards; the crupper passed through a ring on the after bow; and a light pad, which could easily be taken out to be re-stuffed, was secured by small thongs, passed through holes in the ends of the boards.

    The Art of Travel Shifts and Contrivances Available in Wild Countries

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