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flat chest in Medicine

flat chest n.
A chest in which the anteroposterior diameter is less than the average.

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  • Rodman halted breathless, and stood with his flat chest rising and falling almost hysterically.

    The Key to Yesterday Charles Neville Buck
  • I loathe my wrinkled face, my shrivelled hands, my flat chest.

    Money Magic Hamlin Garland
  • He coughed behind a thin hand as he finished, his flat chest torn and his stooping shoulders shaken by the effort.

  • The leanness of arms, the flat chest, the hollows were gone.

  • They moved away as Mrs. Grant flung herself weeping on Mary's flat chest, under the lych-gate, and cried, 'I know how it feels!

    A Diversity of Creatures Rudyard Kipling
  • Vannie began weeping again with a faint gasping and a racking of her flat chest.

    Birthright T.S. Stribling
  • She wore nice white ruching in her neck and sleeves, and flat satin folds crossed each other exactly over her flat chest.

    Jane Field Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • The maid began to rock her gaunt body, her arms crossed over her flat chest.

    Murder at Bridge Anne Austin
  • Therefore, a dog with a deep or flat chest will always have a greater speed than one with a round one.

    Hunting Dogs Oliver Hartley
  • A horrible old woman with straggling gray hair, shrivelled neck, and claw-like hands grasps a black shawl about her flat chest.

    The Man in Court Frederic DeWitt Wells

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