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barrel chest

[′bar·əl ‚chest]
(medicine)
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Hence the barrel chest, the thick hammer-like head, the strong jaws, their perseverance and stamina." This is their sad history.
Smiles broadly; everything about him is broad--back and shoulders, barrel chest, embarrassing thighs.
But 13 minutes into the second half, striker Yasser Al-Qahtani andndash; looking every inch the casual weekend player with his untucked shirt, rolled down socks and barrel chest andndash; showed why his team are regulars at the World Cup.
After reaching around the man's barrel chest with some effort, Arabpour reads the number and says, "May God preserve you," reiterating the prayer after reciting the even larger diameter of his upper belly.
Why us?" The handlebar-moustachioed sergeant-major swells out his barrel chest, adjusts his swagger stick slightly and says, "Because we're here, lad.
A hulk of a man with a barrel chest and tree trunk legs, Hynd spent the first eight years of his career at Rangers.
Playing now at third base, Martin, never a graceful fielder, used his barrel chest to stop difficult ground balls.
Classic barrel chest, central cyanosis, pursed-lip breathing, or signs of right heart failure may be seen on exam.
One is 5ft 8in tall, with a large build and barrel chest. He has a round face, Irish accent, and was wearing a blue boiler suit.
With his barrel chest and gravelly, deadpan delivery, Howard plays deftly against the broad comedy by reining his energy in for maximum effect--think Edgar Kennedy as a bouncer.