• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Deep-waisted (Naut) Having a deep waist, as when, in a ship, the poop and forecastle are much elevated above the deck.
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In literature:

The water caught him nearly waist deep, for the treacherous bar shelved rapidly.
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri" by Emerson Hough
The water was now waist-deep.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
Presently they saw Quintana, waist deep in juniper, looking down at something.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
They plunged through marshes, waist deep in water.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
In a moment or two, however, the strain slackened, and looking round he saw Charly waist-deep in the snow.
"Hawtrey's Deputy" by Harold Bindloss
There were no regular supplies of food, tents and blankets ran out, the soldiers waded waist-deep through rushing waters.
"Kosciuszko" by Monica Mary Gardner
We stripped 'em an' laid in deep with the cat till there wasn't no white skin left above the waist.
"The Black Buccaneer" by Stephen W. Meader
One o'clock came, and two o'clock, and the pirates were clustering on the highest shoal, waist-deep in water.
"Tales of the Fish Patrol" by Jack London
Dey foun' her standin' waist deep, yellin' an' fightin' off lightnin'-bugs lak dey's gwine set her on fyah.
"Sunlight Patch" by Credo Fitch Harris
The snow will be waist-deep in the hollows.
"Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land" by Henry Van Dyke
The travellers followed a deep ravine, up to their waists in snow, and perspiring violently in spite of the intense cold.
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
The chest was deep, the waist and hips narrow, the shoulders well rounded.
"Gold" by Stewart White
The tide has not ebbed, and the water is in places waist deep.
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Just by the side of the bridge, there was a ford about waist-deep.
"History of Morgan's Cavalry" by Basil W. Duke
Richardson's was two feet under water; the leading brigade forded through on this bridge, waist deep in the water.
"Personal Recollections of the War of 1861" by Charles Augustus Fuller
At last the rescuers rowed in, and I waded out waist deep to meet them.
"The Portal of Dreams" by Charles Neville Buck
An interval of time, a march through mud and water almost waist deep, brought us to Fair Oaks, within sight of Richmond.
"Some of My War Stories" by Allen Ripley Foote
Her hair flowed in long tresses down her back; and a deep bodice set with precious stones encircled her slender waist.
"Tales from the German" by Various
Climbing the steep bank, they wallowed through thickets waist-deep in snow.
"The Crimson Gardenia and Other Tales of Adventure" by Rex Beach
It was a most fatiguing journey, the men sometimes having to drag their boats through cold, muddy water waist deep.
"Elsie at Viamede" by Martha Finley

In poetry:

Naked to the waist was I,
And deep within my breast did lie,
Though no man any blood could spy,
The truncheon of a spear.
"The Chapel In Lyonesse" by William Morris
Knowing neither abortions nor bitchery,
Truer than women,
They seed so effortlessly!
Tasting the winds, that are footless,
Waist-deep in history.
"Winter Trees" by Sylvia Plath
Oh, there's no time at sea like the time you're bound home,
When the decks are waist deep in the greeny-white foam;
When she leaps and she lifts to the best of the squall
In December off Stiff — there's the best time of all.
"Home Round The Horn" by Bill Adams

In news:

Fire Rescue officials say crews are trying to free a construction worker who became trapped in waist-deep dirt while working on storm drain project in Clearwater.
Firefighters waist-deep in foam shoveled, kicked and poured water on it in an attempt to clear the area.
Myrtle Beach police said the 16-year-old boy was in waist-deep water when he was hurt.
"There was a dream-like quality to the scene - the blistering sun, village women waist-deep in the ocean blowing kisses to the president " Rory Carroll.
A boy wades waist-deep in floodwaters as he collects plastic scraps, to be sold, in Quezon City Metro Manila August 6.
Going waist deep for bivalve gold.
Hurricane Sandy pushes 'waist deep' water over Ocean Beach, says police chief.
'Waist deep' water on Fire Island.
Firm your deep ab muscles to shrink your waist, improve your posture and gain more confidence.
Roads were closed throughout the park and a handful of hikers coming off sections of the Appalachian Trial on Tuesday morning reporting tangles of fallen trees and waist-deep drifts.
He was trapped waist-deep in a silo containing dog food for four hours.
Trout made small splashes at the water's surface all across the river as Bruce Berry, standing waist-deep in the stream below the canyon, hooked fish after fish .
Firefighters got waist-deep in foam as they shoveled, kicked and poured water on it in an attempt to clear the area.
In "Mutual Core" we find Björk buried waist deep in a sandpit, with colorful geological organisms rising out of the sand and interacting with each other, only to join and become active volcanoes exploding with lava.
CORPUS CHRISTI-Annaville firefighters were forced to wade through waist deep mud to make a rescue overnight.

In science:

The linear resonator enhances the power of a 2-W infrared laser (Nd:YAG at a wavelength of 1064 nm) by a factor of ∼150 and, with a Gaussian beam waist of 160µm, allows us to create a 1 mK deep optical standing-wave trapping potential.
Ultracold Fermi gases in the BEC-BCS crossover: a review from the Innsbruck perspective
Two might have rings, A 65 and NGC 6026. A deep image of SuWt 2 shows faint lobes protruding from a ring which might indicate that all rings are thin waists of bipolar PNe (see also Zijlstra 2007).
The Origin and Shaping of Planetary Nebulae: Putting the Binary Hypothesis to the Test