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  • adjective Resembling, or functioning like, a rib.

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

  • adjective resembling a rib


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  • Too bad the valley did not match the view-bare trees on either side of the road stretched riblike limbs toward them; a clammy, spectral mist rose from stagnant pools of water as they passed through the Beguilers 'swamp.

    The Robin And The Kestrel

  • A pair of riblike bones, each fastened to portions of fin with strings cut from his former cape, made passable paddles with which to propel the once-living raft.

    Conan the Indomitable

  • It was a different shade of white, however, and the riblike projections which emerged from the pile were not ice crystals.

    The Deluge Drivers

  • The Terran stared down upon a segmented under belly where legs were paired in riblike formation.

    Storm Over Warlock

  • To better pin down the structure of the feather, they analyzed its barbules - tiny, riblike appendages that overlap and interlock like zippers to give a feather rigidity and strength.

    The Full Feed from

  • It's that riblike metal commission with the flushed eyes that looks same a politico from

    Planet Malaysia

  • The protective layer is located at a very particular place on the muscle cell membrane, where costameres, riblike structures, hold the bundled muscle cells together.



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