Definition of Breast-high
1. Adverb. Up to the breast. "We were standing breast-high in the water"
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Literary usage of Breast-high
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Pennsylvania Trees by Joseph Simon Illick, Pennsylvania Dept. of Forestry (1914)
"Approximately 280 trees over 4 inches in diameter, breast high, still standing. Eight cords of wood per acre were removed. Fig. THINNED CHESTNUT STAND. ..."
2. John Ayscough's Letters to His Mother During 1914, 1915, and 1916 by John Ayscough (1919)
"I hate the idea of sleeping indoors now: and I never feel cold, though we have thick white fogs, breast high, at night, and then fierce heat every day. ..."
3. Notes Explanatory and Practical on the Gospels: Designed for Sunday School by Albert Barnes (1853)
"This roof was surrounded with a balustrade, or railing, breast-high, on the sides; but where a house was contiguous to another, and of the same height, ..."
4. The World's Great Classics by Timothy Dwight, Julian Hawthorne (1899)
"murdered in the water; many were buried quick, and some set into the earth breast-high and there left to famish." Much of all this was the wild exaggeration ..."
5. The Harleian Miscellany; Or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and by William Oldys, John Malham, Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress), Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress) (1810)
"The fort is all railed round above breast-high, where the cannon is, with great pieces of timber. There are two gates, and one draw-bridge coming into the ..."
6. Journal of Colonel George Washington: Commanding a Detachment of Virginia by George Washington (1893)
"... They relate that the French forces are all employed in building their Fort, that it is already breast-high, and of the thickness of twelve feet, ..."
7. English Synonyms Explained & Illustrated: Explained and Illustrated by J. H. A. Günther (1904)
"... She stood breast-high amid the corn Clasp'd by the golden light of morn. — T. HOOD. T is always morn somewhere. — H. w. LONGFELLOW. 385. ..."