from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Permanent rounded expansion of the chest occurring in chronic pulmonary emphysema.


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  • They stood as tall as a man, with a full barrel-chest, and long necks that arched gracefully.

    River God

  • My underpinning is good, too; I'm not one of these fellows with spidery legs and a barrel-chest.

    The Valley of the Giants


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