ribcage


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ribcage

(ˈrɪbˌkeɪdʒ)
n
(Anatomy) the bony structure consisting of the ribs and their connective tissue that encloses and protects the lungs, heart, etc
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From what I've seen while dressing elk, the hole in the front of the ribcage between the neck bone and the breastbone is only about the size of a softball.
Clearly showing her ribcage as she modelled a loose-fitting white satin backless dress, fashionistas gasped as the unnamed girl strutted down the catwalk in Paris yesterday.
Mr Graham was taken to hospital with two stab wounds, one on either side of his ribcage, and a cut forehead, but he has made a good recovery.
New singles Ribcage and Fallen Angel have been well listened to by the band's faithful and Guy gave it all on stage.
The headquarters of Cellular Operations, Swindon, UK, designed in 2000 by Richard Hywel Evans, is a 9m high glass vault which curves like a ribcage over two floors of open-plan office space and tapers at one end to a bull-nose.
The abs perform the important task of flexing the torso and spine and they do this by pulling the ribcage closer to the pelvis.
The mom of four bared her cleavage and ribcage in a black crossover top for the photos shot by famed photographer Chen Man.
Joshua Adair has Jeune's syndrome - rare form of dwarfism that stopped his ribcage developing.
My shot entered high on his ribcage and went through his shoulder on the other side.
My ribcage was completely visible from front to back.
Inside, the curved ribs are periodically visible, like a warped ribcage, as is th e shotcrete shell, communicating some sense of the ingenious tectonic processes underpinning the architecture.
He added: "The total damage was a ripped calf muscle, a bruised hip and ribcage.