Definition of Breastbones

1. Noun. (plural of breastbone) ¹

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Definition of Breastbones

1. breastbone [n] - See also: breastbone

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Breastbones

breast of lamb
breast of veal
breast pang
breast pocket
breast prosthesis
breast pump
breast reduction
breast self-examination
breast thermography
breast ultrasound
breastband
breastbands
breastbeam
breastbeams
breastbone
breastbones (current term)
breasted
breastfast
breastfasts
breastfed
breastfeed
breastfeeder
breastfeeders
breastfeeding
breastfeedings
breastfeeds
breastful
breastfuls
breasthook
breasticle

Literary usage of Breastbones

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1. Provincial Names and Folk Lore of British Birds by Charles Swainson (1885)
"In Richmondshire some persons say that the breastbones of ducks after being cooked are observed to be dark coloured before a severe winter, and much lighter ..."

2. The Folk Lore and Provincial Names of British Birds by Charles Swainson (1886)
"In Richmondshire some persons say that the breastbones of ducks after being cooked are observed to be dark coloured before a severe winter, and much lighter ..."

3. Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Country Gentlemen (1875)
"Some breeders keep their chickens bedded-down on straw or sawdust till their breastbones are fully formed, but this entails much trouble, and I have not ..."

4. Journal of Economic Entomology by Entomological Society of America, American Association of Economic Entomologists (1911)
"The appearance of the two sexes is presaged by the larva? developing distinct breastbones, soon followed by a change to the prepupa. ..."

5. Irish Literature by Justin McCarthy, Maurice Francis Egan, Charles Welsh, Douglas Hyde, Gregory, James Jeffrey Roche (1904)
"... that Rosy was right, for sure she's been raisin' breastbones for th' last thirty years. ..."

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