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  • noun Plural form of sternum.

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Examples

  • As she runs offstage victoriously, Gretchen lays hands on Michael and Andy -- not hugging them, exactly, but kind of high-fiving their sternums.

    Una LaMarche: Project Runway Finale: Part One Recap

  • As she runs offstage victoriously, Gretchen lays hands on Michael and Andy -- not hugging them, exactly, but kind of high-fiving their sternums.

    Una LaMarche: Project Runway Finale: Part One Recap

  • Readers of this book will find themselves counting ribs, poking sternums, and trying to finger their mental foramen during the anatomy class sections, all without the unpleasant funk of formaldehyde.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • Readers of this book will find themselves counting ribs, poking sternums, and trying to finger their mental foramen during the anatomy class sections, all without the unpleasant funk of formaldehyde.

    The Anatomist (copy)

  • Unfortunately, their testicles have now migrated somewhere near their sternums.

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  • State police agent Matthew Martinez testified that Bent told him he had touched the girls in “a healing type of manner,” and that Bent said he put his hand on their sternums.

    Trial of cult leader Wayne Bent opens

  • Of course, Santa, with his jolly chuckle and big red sack, brings people joy by leaving them presents; Jack, with his menacing growl and satchel of doom, brings people pain by leaving them dented sternums and missing digits.

    John Shore: 24: We Do Know Jack. We ARE Jack.

  • TAOS, N.M. (AP) – The leader of an apocalyptic religious sect told a jury Thursday that he lay in bed with and touched the sternums – but the not the breasts – of naked 14 - and 16-year-olds.

    Sect leader says he touched girls’ sternums

  • We'd all lost friends doing what we loved to do, but every season we were back, staring over the tips of our skis at the narrowing funnel below us, finding the balance in the kayak just before the thirty-foot drop, swinging our ice tools into thin brittle ice that creaked in the twenty-below cold, the endorphins bubbling up right below our sternums.

    Christian Beckwith: Greening the Barrio, Part 6

  • Bent, for his part, told police he had touched the girls in "a healing type of manner," putting his hand on their sternums.

    'New Mexico Messiah' Jury Undecided, Trial to Continue Monday

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