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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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I vainly tried to sleep--I sought the connecting link between the apparition of the diver and the chest filled with gold.
exclaimed Tabitha, adjusting her spectacles, and holding the lamp over the open chest.
I'd not have had that sea chest in the house for any money; I'll warrant he'd come racketing after it at nights, and making a haunted house of the inn.
I paid my cabman handsomely, gave a florin to the stout fellow in livery whom he helped with the chest, and could have pressed gold upon the genial clerk who laughed like a gentleman at my jokes about the Liverpool winners and the latest betting on the Family Plate.
As for the third chest, it was only about a fourth full, but the stones were all picked ones; none less than twenty carats, and some of them as large as pigeon-eggs.
A moment later he was moving noiselessly across the campong toward the house in which Professor Maxon lay peacefully sleeping; while at the south gate Bududreen and his six cutthroats crept cautiously within and slunk in the dense shadows of the palisade toward the workshop where lay the heavy chest of their desire.
He was talking boisterously, and heaping his sea-boots and sextants back into his chest.
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.
He is seated on a chest, with a piece of cord in his hand, looking out idly at the sea.
At this they quickly whirled around to find a funny little man sitting on a big copper chest, puffing smoke from a long pipe.
One of the chests was large enough to hold the body if the knees were bent well up, and with this idea in view Bradley approached the chest to open it.
Mercy placed a chair for her guest near the captain's table, and seated herself, at some little distance, on an old chest in a corner of the room.