breast-high


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Adv.1.breast-high - up to the breast; "we were standing breast-high in the water"
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In such a Dismal Swamp does the new house stand, and through it does the Secretary daily struggle breast-high.
Bumble raised his head and descried a man looking out of a door, breast-high, on the second story.
For a moment perhaps I stood there, breast-high in the almost boiling water, dumbfounded at my position, hopeless of escape.