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  • Kendry takes the first pitch he sees into LF for a ribby single.

    Yankees-Angels: Game 1 | ATTACKERMAN

  • Mostly Context-free Darling du Jour: Re: a skinned section of a dog's tail left lying on the ground, and misidentified as a dead snake I thought they were more, I don’t know, ribby in the middle.”

    Cherie Priest » 2007 » June

  • I used to knit when I was a kid but I only done squares of "normal knit" - I'd never be able to do those ribby bits you've managed.

    Stupid Midwest

  • Also it`s "speaking" to me of a lacy stitch, not ribby.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • Everything else seemed fine, toes wiggling in their rubber thongs, heart beating in its ribby cage, but her neck ached.

    Some Fun

  • He was a tallish, slightly ravaged young man, thinner, more ribby than the sleek soldiers who toyed with the kids.

    Son of a Witch

  • In bony, ribby regions of the earth, where at the base of high broken cliffs masses of rock lie strewn in fantastic groupings upon the plain, you will often discover images as of the petrified forms of the Leviathan partly merged in grass, which of a windy day breaks against them in a surf of green surges.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • The cow was ribby, the chickens had pecked at each other until fully half of them were bald, and the hayfield boasted sparse and stingy grass that would never be ready for first harvest.

    In Celebration Of Lammas Night

  • "You could at least have painted it, " Paul suggested as his mount, one of Caesar Galliani's lean-legged, ribby walking horses, was led forward by one of Caesar's girls.

    The Chronicles of Pern

  • "You could at least have painted it," Paul suggested as his mount, one of Caesar Galliani's lean-legged, ribby walking horses, was led forward by one of Caesar's girls.

    Chronicles of Pern, First Fall

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  • ...bony, ribby regions of the earth...

    - Melville, Moby-Dick, ch. 57

    July 25, 2008