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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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  • And when he finds this was my first view of the parlor it gets him in the short ribs.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • Why has he stuck the knife between your short ribs and mine—and turned it?

    The Lady Doc

    Caroline Lockhart
  • He prodded Mr. Redell playfully in the short ribs and the incident was closed.

    Cappy Ricks Retires Peter B. Kyne
  • Well, why couldn't he have said short ribs an' been done with it?

    The Daughter of Anderson Crow

    George Barr McCutcheon
  • Old Poundstone nudged his son in the short ribs and winked drolly.

    The Valley of the Giants Peter B. Kyne
  • Try the short ribs with your left and feel for his chin with the right, sir.

    Cappy Ricks Peter B. Kyne
  • Over this Most have Arches drawn one over another as high as their short ribs, which are near a Quarter of an inch broad.

  • I was only a sparrin'; but you took off the gloves, and felt my short ribs in a way that has given me a stitch in the side.

    The Attache Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  • Next comes anywhere in the barrel forward of the short ribs--a chancy proceeding, and one leading to long chases.

    The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White

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