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The front surface of a person's or animal's body between the neck and the stomach
The main meal of the day, taken either around midday or in the evening
Plural for any of a series of long curved bones extending from the spine toward the sternum
“He'd had a fever and we thought the infection was in his lungs because he wasn't breathing deeply enough from the pain in his rib.”
Plural for a long rigid piece of wood, metal, or similar material
“The bottom portion of the blade holder contains a groove into which a protruding rib from the back surface of the blade fits.”
Plural for something that is amusing or causes laughter
“Here was someone who could appreciate a differing opinion, even a satirical rib of his own opinion, and not go off like a grenade.”
Plural for a derisive art form that mocks by imitation
“Out-in-front sketches are a hilarious rib at the air force with Munshin, Manson and Hall in the laugh slots.”
Plural for a practical joke or mischievous trick
Plural for an undertaking that goes against convention or that is somewhat ridiculous
Plural for a structure that complements or supplements something else
Plural for a partner in marriage or a spouse
Plural for diagonal arch or rib across a Gothic vault, a pointed arch
Plural for a ridge on a textured woven fabric such as corduroy, or the texture itself
Plural for a connecting band or pipe in machinery
To tease, typically in a good-natured way
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“Emerson would occasionally rib him about his reluctance to admit his feelings, but Thurmond would reply with some smart remark to change the subject so he could avoid talking about it.”
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