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  1. The fore part of the body between the neck and the abdomen; one of the glands in women, and some other mammals, for the secretion of milk; the front of anything; figuratively, the affections; the conscience. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To present the front to; meet or oppose manfully. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. 1. The chest. 2. The mamma, mammary gland. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  4. The forepart of the human body between the neck and the belly: (fig.) conscience, disposition, affections. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To bear the breast against: to oppose manfully. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. That part of the body which contains the lungs and heart; conscience; mind; affections. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To bear the breast against; to oppose. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. To encounter; buffet; stem. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The front of the chest. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. One of the mammary glands; the bosom. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The seat of the affections; mind; heart. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The fore part of the body, between the neck and the abdomen; the soft protuberance on the thorax, terminating in a nipple; the bosom; the heart; the seat of the affections and passions; the front or fore part. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. To meet in front; to face. To make a clean breast, to reveal all one knows. To breast up a hedge, to cut the face of it. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. The member of a column, more usually called torus. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. The fore part of the human body, between the neck and the belly; in quadrupeds, the part between the force feet; the heart; the conscience; the affections; in mining, the face of coal-workings; the wooden partition that divides a shaft from bottom to top into two compartments. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. To meet in front. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. The power of singing; a musical voice; -- so called, probably, from the connection of the voice with the lungs, which lie within the breast. mso.anu.edu.au
  18. The power of singing; a musical voice; so called, probably, from the connection of the voice with the lungs, which lie within the breast. dictgcide_fs
  19. brest, n. the forepart of the human body between the neck and the belly: one of the two mammary glands in women, forming soft protuberances on the chest: the corresponding part of any animal: (fig.) conscience, disposition, affections.--v.t. to bear the breast against: to oppose manfully: to mount.--n. BREAST'-BONE, the bone running down the middle of the breast, to which the first seven ribs are attached.--adv. BREAST'-DEEP, deep, as up to the breast.--adj. BREAST'ED, having a breast.--adv. BREAST'-HIGH, high as the breast--ns. BREAST'-KNOT, a knot of ribbons worn on the breast; BREAST'PIN, an ornamental pin for the breast; BREAST'PLATE, a plate or piece of armour for the breast: (B.) an embroidered square of linen worn on the breast of the Jewish high-priest, bearing twelve precious stones, each inscribed with the name of one of the tribes of Israel; BREAST'-PLOUGH, a kind of spade for cutting turf, with a cross-bar against which the breast is pressed; BREAST'RAIL, the upper rail of a breastwork; BREAST'SUMMER, BRES'SUMMER, a summer or beam supporting the whole front of a building in the same way as a lintel supports the portion over an opening; BREAST'-WALL, a retaining wall; BREAST'-WHEEL, a water-wheel which is turned by water delivered upon it at about half its height; BREAST'WORK, a hastily constructed earthwork.--TO MAKE A CLEAN BREAST OF, to make a full confession. [A.S. bréost; Ger. brust, Dut. borst.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  20. Thorax, Mamma-b. Abscess of the, Mastodynia apostematosa-b. Pigeon, see Lordosis. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  21. The protuberance formed by the mammary gland and the structures surrounding it. B. pump, a suction apparatus used for evacuating the milk from the B. na
  22. Either milk-secreting organ in woman, corresponding rudiment in man, (sometimes of beast\'s dug); (fig.) source of nourishment; upper front of human body or of coat, dress, &c.; corresponding part of animals; heart, emotions, thoughts, (make clean b. of, confess); breastbone, thin flat vertical bone in chest connecting ribs; b.-drill, -hoe, &c., pushed with b.; b.-harness, with b.-band instead of collar; b.-high, high as the b., (submerged) to the b., (of scent) so strong that hounds race with heads up; b.-pin, jewelled &c. worn in tie; breastplate, piece of armour covering b., lower shell of turtle, tortoise, &c., inscription-plate on coffin; b.-wall, confining a bank of earth; b.-wheel, water-wheel with water admitted near axle; breastwork, temporary defence or parapet a few feet high. Hence -breasted a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. Oppose the b. to, face, contend with, (waves, hill). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. The thorax, and chiefly its anterior aspect. American pocket medical dictionary.
  25. The mamma. American pocket medical dictionary.
  26. The chest, especially its upper and anterior portion. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  27. The mammary gland Appleton's medical dictionary.
  28. [A Teut. and Scand. word.] The curved trough extending from the sluice to the tail-race, within which a breast-wheel turns, and which prevents the escape of water from the buckets until they are over the tail-race. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  29. n. [Anglo-Saxon] The fore part of the body, between the neck and the belly; the bosom;—the corresponding part in an animal;—the protuberant glands in females, in which milk is secreted;—the seat of the affections and passions; the heart. Cabinet Dictionary
  30. The middle part of the human body, between the neck and the belly; the dugs or teats of women which contain the milk; the part of a beast that is under the neck, between the forelegs; the heart; the conscience; the passions. Complete Dictionary

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