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short ribs

plural noun
1.
a beef cut from the underside of the chest, consisting of five connected ribs.
2.
a beef cut from the shoulder, consisting of thick, rectangular slices 2 to 3 inches long.
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  • You see Johnson's hands are pressing right between the short ribs, aren't they?

    The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • And when he finds this was my first view of the parlor it gets him in the short ribs.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • The short ribs borne on the anterior caudal vertebrae are cartilaginous.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • Well, why couldn't he have said short ribs an' been done with it?

    The Daughter of Anderson Crow George Barr McCutcheon
  • "Fairly feel those blessed bow-arrows tickling a fellow in the short ribs," vigorously declared the younger Gillespie.

    The Lost City Joseph E. Badger, Jr.
  • Old Poundstone nudged his son in the short ribs and winked drolly.

    The Valley of the Giants Peter B. Kyne
  • The minute he skinned his eye over that his jaw goes loose like he'd stopped a body wallop with his short ribs.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • Try the short ribs with your left and feel for his chin with the right, sir.

    Cappy Ricks Peter B. Kyne
  • Each bears a pair of short ribs which meet the ilia, but are not completely ankylosed either with them or the centra.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds

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