noun (used with a plural verb)
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Origin of spareribs
Example sentences from the Web for spareribs
As zealots poured in from Arkansas and Mississippi, a wire service reporter got punched in the ribs.
If the idea of a religious vigilante ambushing sex workers in his spare time sets off alarm bells, it probably should.To Catch a Sex Worker: A&E’s Awful, Exploitative Ambush Show|Samantha Allen|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So what if she broke two ribs a couple years ago; so did Jack Bauer —perhaps twice.
The group encompasses Byrne's art-rock solitariness and the dissociation effects in the spare—somewhat Godardian—staging.The Stacks: Pauline Kael's Talking Heads Obsession|Pauline Kael|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We met on the third floor of a shabby building in Asadabad in an impossibly spare room that we dragged cushions into.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There seems something in that also which I could spare only very reluctantly from a new Bible in the world.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
He threw himself on his knees, begging us, in the name of God and all the saints, to spare his life.
Harry took his bed into the spare-room, and Black Sheep lay down to die.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
He was ready to drop when he reached it, and his heart beat like a hammer against his ribs.
You may rest assured that I will spare no time or attention to promote the performance of this engine.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick