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They wear olive drab, black berets and chestfuls of medals.
Heroes or Villains? 2010
The most recent: a televised theatrical extravaganza last month in honor of the annual "Defenders of the Fatherland Day" holiday that featured Army choirs, dancing Cossacks and teary-eyed World War II veterans with chestfuls of medals.
Hollow Tipped Threat 2007
“By no other right, madam: we have twelve chestfuls, any one or all of which I am bound to render up to your order.”
Mary Anerley Richard Doddridge 2004
She was wearing now her mother's clothes of which there were chestfuls, altered for her of course.
The Rover 1923
Still rather sleepy, drinking in chestfuls of the fresh, chill air, they stepped up, drawing their long sea-boots higher, and having to shut their eyes, dazzled at first by a light so pale, yet in such abundance.
An Iceland Fisherman Pierre Loti 1886
"By no other right, madam: we have twelve chestfuls, any one or all of which I am bound to render up to your order."
Nor did chestfuls of pieces of eight stop arriving in Genoa.
Crooks and Liars 2010