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  • n. Alternative spelling of rib cage.


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  • But, the fact ... which Tom points out in his blog [a man's] ribcage is about as wide as his pelvic bone.

    Here's Brienne

  • Three days later better buck, 18 yards, hit in ribcage, again little penetration. no blood, could not find.

    Rage broadheads

  • First buck 20 yards hit in ribcage, loud crack when hit.

    Rage broadheads

  • Sure do, though everyone’s ribcage is somewhat unique ….


  • This means they will have to approach the animal from the front to avoid the ribcage, which is tricky.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The boy's mother told police that when she lifted him "he felt crunchy," referring to his ribcage. rss feed

  • That third cake--the 'ribcage' cake, looks way too phallic for me.

    Chappy Chanukah

  • As a junior enlisted Soldier, I realize that I am a member of an under-appreciated, much-chastised group of Soldiers which is known as the ribcage, or perhaps pancreas, of the Army.”

    bluemeany Diary Entry

  • Its weight is distributed across the entire surface, a carefully spaced "ribcage" ensuring the shades remain in place during use but also reduce friction from the usual support areas such as the nose-bridge and ears.


  • In just one touch of her hand and my exhalation of breath, my ribcage and whole right side opened up effortlessly.

    Holly Sidell: How Are You Showing Up in Your Life?


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  • Well, to be fair, I've yet to discuss this with my liver.

    January 6, 2009

  • Ohhh... your threat appears to have backfired, sionnach. Don't forget reesetee has a thing for birds.


    January 6, 2009

  • An eagle? Why, that would be splendid!

    January 5, 2009

  • What a bounteous tracery of ribbing up in the ribcage.

    January 1, 2009

  • Don't make me send over an eagle to gnaw at your liver all the livelong night, sir.

    January 1, 2009

  • So I win the bet? The one where I drag poor sionnach into a sophistical, madeupical argument?

    My work here is done. :-D

    *re-tangles self in petard*

    January 1, 2009

  • Sophistry of the most rudimentary kind, there reesetee.

    Nobody is going to fall for your erroneous logic.

    What you are on record as having said was of form:

    "And how do you know X and Y are true?. Perhaps only Y is true."

    Under either option, Y is true.

    (where X is : "rt is a wbobf" and Y is "rt speaks for the wbobf's").

    So, whether or not you are one, you are their self-professed spokesmodel.

    January 1, 2009

  • Please note the word perhaps, sionnach. I never confirmed nor denied that I was a) a walking bag of bodily fluids, or b) speaking for them.

    *untangles self from petard*


    January 1, 2009

  • It was on petard.

    December 30, 2008

  • Aha!! The petard maneuver! There was a huge debate over whether it's "hoist by" or "hoist with," or something, on some page or other.

    I can't remember. My brain still feels like a desiccated husk. Maybe I should see an endocrinologist.

    December 30, 2008

  • "And how do you know I'm a walking bag of bodily fluids? Perhaps I only speak for them. Someone must, after all."

    reesetee, in previously referenced remarks ("That is not a Christmas word, 2007" list).

    Can *you* spell "hoist with one's own petard?"


    December 30, 2008

  • Good grief. Walk away from a wisecrack for one second....

    I may be just a walking bag of bodily fluids, but that doesn't mean I'm a mouthpiece for them, s! Which, by the way, sounds even more disgusting now that I've typed it than it did when I read it the first time. ;-)

    C_b, here's a box of cupcakes for your ardent defense of my honor. *handing the bear un-iced treats*

    December 30, 2008

  • It's important to protect our precious bodily fluids.

    December 30, 2008

  • Yes, but then it (evidently) morphed into body fluids. Aren't you happy?

    December 30, 2008

  • I was talking about my kist o' whistles, folks!

    December 30, 2008

  • But... but... organs is not a synonym for body fluids! You have failed to make clear to my desiccated husk of a brain how reesetee is the one who brought up (so to speak) body fluids on this page.

    *tosses gauntlet*


    December 30, 2008

  • c_b: If your organs are mere desiccated husks, might I gently suggest you make a medical appointment, ASAP? You may need to see several specialists, but I'd start with an endocrinologist.

    December 30, 2008

  • Wait. Wait. I got whiplash watching this conversation go by. Where's the mention of body fluids? I didn't see it--just organs!

    December 29, 2008

  • There goes reesetee, mouthpiece for the body fluids, again!

    is reesetee just a walking bag of body fluids? Or something much much more than that?

    December 29, 2008

  • Do you find that occurring often, whichbe?

    December 29, 2008

  • Keeps your organs from escaping.

    December 25, 2008