a loud and demonstrative display of grief, remorse, or the like:
The authorities indulged in a great deal of breast-beating about traffic accidents but failed to pass new driving laws.
characterized by or involving breast-beating.
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the sternum. Historical Examples The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard Soldiers Three, Part II. Rudyard Kipling The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking Helen Campbell The Devil’s Asteroid Manly Wade Wellman The Nigger Of The “Narcissus” Joseph Conrad Housekeeping in Old Virginia Marion Cabell Tyree …After a Few Words… Gordon Randall […]
a geared drill that can be braced against the chest for additional leverage. Historical Examples Practical Mechanics for Boys J. S. Zerbe
a mooring line securing a ship to that part of a pier alongside it.
to nurse (a baby) at the breast; suckle. (of a baby) to nurse. to nurse a baby. Contemporary Examples Behind the Glow Kevin Sessums October 5, 2008 Can Celine Dion Save Vegas? Tony Doukopil, Ramin Setoodeh March 12, 2011 Behind the Glow Kevin Sessums October 5, 2008 verb -feeds, -feeding, -fed to feed (a baby) […]