EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RIB

Rib roasts should be bought by designating the number of ribs.

"Which is a rib, I believe," observed Sir Norman, thoughtfully.

Would he wound a Sydneyite in the fifth rib, let him laud Melbourne.

Depth of rib is more important in the male than in the female.

All sorts of mistakes occur because Eve was made out of a rib from Adam's side.

The rapier had penetrated, just under the right breast, almost to the rib.

Loris was wounded in the side, but the ball striking a rib glanced off.

"Thought somebody was pulling a rib," he explained to no one in particular.

Rib work is ordinarily stronger and more lasting than plain.

The formation of the rib in knitted goods is unique in its principle.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English ribb "rib," from Proto-Germanic *rebja- (cf. Old Norse rif, Old Saxon ribbi, Old Frisian ribb, Middle Dutch, Dutch ribbe, Old High German ribba, German Rippe), literally "a covering" (of the cavity of the chest), from PIE *rebh- "to roof, cover" (cf. Greek ereptein "to roof," Old Church Slavonic rebro "rib, reef"). As an item of food from early 15c. Rib joint "brothel" is slang from 1943, probably in reference to Adam's rib (cf. rib "woman, wife," attested from 1580s).

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