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breech

1. the lower dorsal part of the human trunk; buttocks; rump
2. the lower portion of a pulley block, esp the part to which the rope or chain is secured

breech

[brēch]
(ordnance)
The rear part of the bore of a gun, especially the opening that permits the projectile to be inserted at the rear of the bore.
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Tom Fennelly, present day honorary secretary of the brigade, said: "This is a big weekend for South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade and it is a one-off opportunity for people to see the breeches buoy being used.
The Geneva Breeches Bible dates back to 1589 and was written in Switzerland by Protestant reformers, who had fled Britain during the reign of Catholic Mary Tudor.
Adrian Beckham, a rare bookseller from Raid: St Suffolk who has a Breeches Bible for sale, said: "If they are complete with the brass clasps and brass corners, and the binding is good, then they are worth around PS3,000.
Out of 93 breeches which were delivered vaginally, 12(12.
The black breeches worn by Jamie Spencer (right) do not prevent identification of his mount in any way, and there are far more important things in life to get in a paddy about.
Airgun makers seem to know this, and the gun breeches with sliding compression chambers seem to have a leade, or a tapered rifling section that lets the pellet seat flush.
BROAD herbaceous borders demand dramatic planting and few herbaceous plants can equal acanthus, otherwise known as bear's breeches, for architectural presence.
n Jockeys will be allowed to carry advertising on their breeches and the cloth around their necks this year.
But she was shocked by Mr Blair's remarks in the House of Commons when he derided the wearing of ceremonial dress - such as 'the full-bottomed wig, 18th Century breeches and women's tights' worn by the Lord Chancellor Derry Irvine.
There are arguments on both sides of the fence when it comes to premature breeches," he said.
Kieren Fallon has signed a five-figure two-year deal to wear the logo of bookmaker Victor Chandler on his breeches.
6) are considered in the penultimate chapter, primarily in relation to the trial of Lady Meed in Piers the Plowman, and the trial of Velvet Breeches and Cloth Breeches in a sixteenth century prose work by one "F.