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breasting

[ bres-ting ]

noun

  1. a piece of leather or other material for covering the heel breast of a shoe.


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We were now merely breasting the current, and driving on a little with the gusts.

We were now in the open air, breasting a swooping nor'-wester that chilled the very marrow of my bones.

Three minutes later they were breasting through a low thicket of evergreen.

For some time the swimmers continued to strike out to sea, breasting over the swell like hundreds of black seals.

It is thus supposed to typify a young man breasting the stream of life, and thrusting his way through difficulties to success.

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