Breasting
Breasting Breast"ing, n. (Mach.) The curved channel in which a breast wheel turns. It is closely adapted to the curve of the wheel through about a quarter of its circumference, and prevents the escape of the water until it has spent its force upon the wheel. See {Breast wheel}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Breasting — Breast Breast, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Breasted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Breasting}.] To meet, with the breast; to struggle with or oppose manfully; as, to breast the storm or waves. [1913 Webster] The court breasted the popular current by sustaining the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • breasting — /bres ting/, n. a piece of leather or other material for covering the heel breast of a shoe. [BREAST + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • breasting — brest n. chest; one of a pair of milk secreting organs in female humans; similar organ in some female mammals; similar undeveloped organ in human males; bosom, heart, soul v. face bravely, confront; come abreast of; stand before or against …   English contemporary dictionary

  • breasting — …   Useful english dictionary

  • breasting knife — noun : a knife for cutting a clean face on the breast of a heel …   Useful english dictionary

  • double-breasting — /dub euhl bres ting/, n. the practice of employing nonunion workers, esp. in a separate division, to supplement the work of higher paid union workers. [1975 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • double-breasting — dou′ble breast′ing n. bus the practice of employing nonunion workers, esp. in a separate division, to supplement the work of higher paid union workers • Etymology: 1975–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • double-breasting — /dub euhl bres ting/, n. the practice of employing nonunion workers, esp. in a separate division, to supplement the work of higher paid union workers. [1975 80] …   Useful english dictionary

  • tunnels and underground excavations — ▪ engineering Introduction        Great tunnels of the world Great tunnels of the worldhorizontal underground passageway produced by excavation or occasionally by nature s action in dissolving a soluble rock, such as limestone. A vertical opening …   Universalium

  • Breast — Breast, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Breasted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Breasting}.] To meet, with the breast; to struggle with or oppose manfully; as, to breast the storm or waves. [1913 Webster] The court breasted the popular current by sustaining the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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