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Pectus   Listen
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pectus  n.  (pl. pectora)  (Zool.) The breast of a bird.






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"Pectus" Quotes from Famous Books



... muli collum fraena demittens, et manibus ambabus in pectus positis, (mulo lente progrediente) nequaquam, ait ille respiciens, non necesse est ut res isthaec dilucidata foret. Minime gentium! meus nasus nunquam tangetur, dum spiritus hos reget artus—Ad quid agendum? air ...
— The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman • Laurence Sterne

... ex Terra procreavit Typhonem, immani magnitudine, specieque portentosa, cui centum capita draconum ex humeris enata erant. Hic Jovem provocavit, si vellet secum de regno centare. Jovis fulmine ardenti pectus ejus percussit. Cui cum flagraret, montem AEtnam, qui est in Sicilia, super eum imposuit; qui ex eo adhuc ardere ...
— The Evolution of the Dragon • G. Elliot Smith

... ventosae linquens promissa procellae. Quem procul ex alga maestis Minois ocellis, 60 Saxea ut effigies bacchantis, prospicit, eheu, Prospicit et magnis curarum fluctuat undis, Non flavo retinens subtilem vertice mitram, Non contecta levi velatum pectus amictu, Non tereti strophio lactantes vincta papillas, 65 Omnia quae toto delapsa e corpore passim Ipsius ante pedes fluctus salis adludebant. Set neque tum mitrae neque tum fluitantis amictus Illa vicem curans toto ex te pectore, Theseu, ...
— The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus • Caius Valerius Catullus

... was, without any obvious analogy, called the sea-cow; and from the circumstance of the head being covered with a kind of shaggy hair, and the mammae of the female being placed immediately under the pectus, it has given rise to the stories of mermaids in the tropical seas. The tusks are applied to the same uses as ivory, especially for the handles of krises, and being whiter are more prized. It has much general resemblance to ...
— The History of Sumatra - Containing An Account Of The Government, Laws, Customs And - Manners Of The Native Inhabitants • William Marsden



Words linked to "Pectus" :   gallbladder, chest cavity, sternum, thoracic cavity, breastbone, body part, torso, musculus pectoralis, vertebrate, chest, trunk, vena thoracica, craniate, breast, female chest



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