chest


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chest

1. 
a. the front part of the trunk from the neck to the belly
b. (as modifier): a chest cold
2. a sealed container or reservoir for a gas
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The men jumped out and lifted the great chest to the sand.
In its usual place on the strong table stood the great steel-hooped chest without lock or key.
Then he unlocked the copper chest and lifted the lid, and Dorothy saw it was full of shining tools of all sorts and shapes.
The chest had belonged to his father and his father's father, and it had always been rather a solemn business to visit it.
So I told his lie with unction at my bank, and made due arrangements for the reception of his chest next morning.
There was no single one who would not betray his best friend for a handful of silver, nor any but was inwardly hoping and scheming to the end that he might alone possess both the chest and the girl.
Her resolute effort threw back the lid, and gave to her astonished eyes the view of a white cotton counterpane, properly folded, reposing at one end of the chest in undisputed possession!
Oodles and oodles of it, gold and gold and better than gold, in cask and chest, in cask and chest, a fathom under the sand," the Ancient Mariner assured him in beneficent cackles.
As, with the assistance of the negro, he slowly bore his ponderous sea chest toward the shore, they eyed it with a superstitious feeling, half doubting whether he were not really about to embark upon it and launch forth upon the wild waves.
When our eyes grew used to it we saw that the chest was three-parts full of uncut diamonds, most of them of considerable size.
Several metal-bound, copper-studded chests constituted the sole furniture of the round room.
And suddenly the door creaked and flew open, and a great heavy chest was pushed in, and behind it came the step-daughter, radiant and beautiful, in a dress all glittering with silver and gold.