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breist

/briːst/
noun
1.
a Scot word for breast
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • D'ye mind yon nicht langsyne when your faither came in wi' a terrible look in his een and struck me in the breist?

    The House with the Green Shutters

    George Douglas Brown
  • But aboot that word—I've heard ye say yirsel' frae the pulpit as how hell is a maist awfu' feelin' i' the breist.

    St. Cuthbert's Robert E. Knowles
  • Verra well, dinna ye think as hoo yon Irish whelp I skelpit the day 'll hae a waesome feelin' i' his breist?

    St. Cuthbert's Robert E. Knowles
  • Think o' yir son win-nin' the Victoria Cross, wumman, an' ye 'ill see it on his breist.

  • He was a brave sodger, but he wasna long fechtin' in France till he got a bullet in his breist.

    Huntingtower John Buchan
  • I saw them move backwards, slow they moved, and my heart stood still in my breist.

    The Disentanglers Andrew Lang

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