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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHEST

He had ample girth of chest at the cinches, where lung capacity is best measured.

Winkleman puffed out his chest and protruded his great beard.

"Kill me, Managa," I cried, smiting my chest as I stood facing him.

They had evidently just landed, and two men were lifting out a chest from the boat.

She called Sami up to her, and showed him the corner in the chest where she had put his things.

It lay untouched in the bottom of his chest, sailor-fashion.

She silently dropped her money into the chest, and departed.

In the workshop Bududreen and his men had easily located the chest.

With difficulty they had saved the chest and dragged it after them into the mazes of the underbrush.

And so it was that Bulan was not the only one who watched the hiding of the chest.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English cest "box, coffer, casket," from Proto-Germanic *kista (cf. Old Norse and Old High German kista, Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, German kiste, Dutch kist), an early borrowing from Latin cista "chest, box," from Greek kiste "a box, basket," from PIE *kista "woven container." Meaning extended to "thorax" 1520s, replacing breast (n.), on the metaphor of the ribs as a box for the organs. Chest of drawers is from 1590s.

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