• WordNet 3.6
    • adj big-chested marked by a large or well-developed chest "he was big-chested, big-shouldered and heavy-armed"
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In literature:

The other, a big, thick-chested man, did not move.
"Space Prison" by Tom Godwin
He was a big fellow, broad and lithe of shoulder and chest, and young and alert of face.
"Sally of Missouri" by R. E. Young
He had a big trunk filled with all sorts of things which he was to stow away in his chest.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
But there, take the gold up to your room and lock it in the big chest; the key is in it.
"The Golden Magnet" by George Manville Fenn
Allison sat watching her as she took a key from its hiding-place and opening the big chest in the corner, searched in it for a while.
"Allison Bain" by Margaret Murray Robertson
A second, swift leap, and the big animal jumped downward, landing on Midshipman Darrin's chest and bearing him to the earth.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants" by H. Irving Hancock
He sat huddled up in his big chair, his head drooped forward on his chest.
"Nobody's Girl" by Hector Malot
Long creases appeared in his big neoprene chest as he slumped hopelessly in his chair.
"The Love of Frank Nineteen" by David Carpenter Knight
Her chest was not to be flattened because her skull bulged with the big brain beneath.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
Her son leaned back in his chair, and folded his big arms across his chest.
"The Beloved Woman" by Kathleen Norris
There's a big chest in the saloon that belongs to you.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
His shirt was open at the throat, exposing a patch of hairy chest, and his big hands were wedged deeply into his belt.
"The Man the Martians Made" by Frank Belknap Long
He sat up like a major, his chest out, his mustache as big on his thin face as a Mameluke's.
"The Duke Of Chimney Butte" by G. W. Ogden
Now for the big chest.
"The Vast Abyss" by George Manville Fenn
Walter Stelling, a big, broad-chested man, not yet thirty, with fair hair standing erect, large light-gray eyes, and a deep bass voice.
"Tom and Maggie Tulliver" by Anonymous
He is so conscious of his bigness, and makes chests at you like a pouter pigeon.
"A Diplomatic Adventure" by S. Weir Mitchell
Besides it would take a mighty big hollow to hold a chest as big as that.
"The Rushton Boys at Treasure Cove" by Spencer Davenport
A short man entered; he had big shoulders and remarkable girth of chest, and he carried a black, hard hat in his hand.
"Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist" by John T. McIntyre
He had been up on the big chest, meddling with the hands of the clock.
"Ditte: Girl Alive!" by Martin Andersen Nexo
Victor's attention was for the moment upon a rough-hewn chest which was standing on the floor at the big man's feet.
"In the Brooding Wild" by Ridgwell Cullum

In poetry:

Then he sallies forth with a teatray on chest,
On his head he'd a big copper kettle,
With a couple of flat irons to throw at the Dragon,
Owd George were a real man of mettle!
"St. George and the Dragon" by Weston and Lee

In news:

Grab one end of a dumbbell with both hands and hold it vertically in front of your chest (pretend it's a big goblet ).
But because the proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region, several Trempealeau County firemen were willing to bare their chests.
There's nothing like planning for your kids future, especially when you foresee that childs future being an ugly, big fat, flat chest monster.
Unlike other lions, these big cats have dark manes that extend all the way to their chest and belly.
This is one trio that actually earns the title "supergroup," not just thanks to the impressive résumés of all three members, but because the power each can exude warrants a big red "S" on their chests.
"Bear Traps," along with a broad chest and big biceps, are one of the major signs that "that guy must work out".
Today Matt Yglesias criticizes the idea that uncertainty over the fiscal cliff is the reason big corporations are keeping their cash "on the sidelines" as they build up war chests rather than investing in business expansion.
A passenger who died in a car crash Saturday at Big Bass Lake died of blunt force trauma to the chest while the driver, his stepbrother, later committed suicide, Lackawanna County Coroner Tim Rowland said.
Stunning accusations that a top California Democratic campaign treasurer looted the war chests of her big-name clients have left candidates across the state scrambling to raise more money as election season looms.
Zach Hemmila, the second highest ranked O-Lineman in the state, signed his paperwork with a smile on his face, and a big Arizona Wilcat shirt on his chest.
MLB success far easier with a big-league war chest of cash.
Delray mayoral race gets started with big war chest s.