• WordNet 3.6
    • adj ribbed furnished or strengthened with ribs
    • adj ribbed (of the surface) having a rough, riblike texture
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: One out of 20 people have an extra rib
    • Ribbed Furnished or formed with ribs; as, a ribbed cylinder; ribbed cloth.
    • Ribbed (Mining) Intercalated with slate; -- said of a seam of coal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die
    • ribbed Furnished with ribs; strengthened or supported by ribs, in any sense of the word.
    • ribbed Formed into ribs or ridges; having alternate lines of projection and depression; ridged: as, ribbed cloth; ribbed hose.
    • ribbed In anatomy and zoology, having a rib or ribs, in any sense; costal; costate; costiferous.
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Rib tickler - A rib tickler is a story or joke that will make you laugh a lot. Alternately, a joke might "tickle your ribs".


In literature:

Temple Bells was a tall, lithe, strong woman; and all the power of her arms and torso went into the ensuing effort to crack Hilton's ribs.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
The pressure was cracking my ribs and still it increased.
"Greylorn" by John Keith Laumer
The ribs when thus bent were not all of the same width.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
In this case the ribs rise and fall much more than natural.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Rib work is ordinarily stronger and more lasting than plain.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
The part nearest the ribs is often called the "short steak," the other end the "sirloin.
"The Community Cook Book" by Anonymous
Den he feel er Brer Fox in de short ribs; Brer Fox all soun' in de short ribs.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
As the sea was biting off the ice in Tickle-my-Ribs, so, too, it was encroaching upon the body of the ice in Anxious Bight.
"Harbor Tales Down North" by Norman Duncan
Others, however, rise to the height of twenty or thirty feet, and run up in the form of ribs to forty or fifty feet.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
What's your sheathing on the ribs?
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day

In poetry:

Sivard stands in the good green wood,
There sees he Vidrik ride:
“If Vidrik finds me bounden here,
He’ll hew my rib-bones from my side.”
"The Tournament (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
Then in silence sadder than speech I sat,
When a tremor began to shake
The ribs of the elm as it lay there flat,
And a voice in the branches spake:
"The Fallen Elm" by Alfred Austin
The hoar-frost hisses 'neath the feet,
And the worm-fence's straggling length,
Smote by the morning's slanted strength,
Sparkles one rib of virgin sleet.
"A November Sketch" by Madison Julius Cawein
A song of strength and a song of speed,
Of the dream made true and the word made deed,
In bow and bulwark and ribs and keel
An epic in iron, an ode in steel.
"The Builders" by Cicely Fox Smith
`Or my boughs may be curved to the river—boat's keel,
And I, as the currents swing
And ripple about my ribs, shall feel
As if stirred with the sap of Spring.
"The Fallen Elm" by Alfred Austin
Miss Perdee wears the sure air of a queen,
Which only queens and Perdees can achieve.
The Perdees had blue blood in Adam's veins
When Adam had the rib he gave to Eve.
"Beyond Debate" by William Hervey Allen Jr

In news:

He left the game with sore ribs.
4 ribs celery, cut into 2-inch pieces.
Mouphtaou Yarou returns to bench with ice on sore ribs.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has dislocated rib too.
Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger has a dislocated rib.
The braised short rib sandwich.
Lemon Pepper Dry-Rub Ribs with Garden Vegetable Barbecue Sauce Recipe.
A man sustained bruised ribs when he was attacked and robbed by three teenagers on Endicott 's North Side.
Steven Raichlen Riffing on Ribs.
Kevin from the Feedlot grills up some ribs.
Chef Doug Flicker 's staff meal from Come In, We're Closed is rib-stickin' Southern goodness.
He suffered several broken ribs and cuts on his face in the attack.
Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett supports DeAngelo Hall's stated plan to hit Romo in the busted ribs, if only because that may be the only place the rules allow you to hit a quarterback.
Rock- Ribbed Leadership Is Utley's Quiet Example.
Gov Simon ribbed about job on radio show.

In science:

There is also empty diagram, whci does not contain any node and rib.
The topology of syntax relations of a formal language
Obviously, it does not make sense to say about the category of all syntax diagrams above the given alphabet and the given set of ribs’ sorts.
The topology of syntax relations of a formal language
Further, D will note the subcategory of category D above the given alphabet and sorts of ribs, which satisfies the given conditions on view of syntax relations.
The topology of syntax relations of a formal language
The questions raised in Kemper et al. (2005) and the paucity of rib bone material data highlighted the need for new experimental data.
Tensile material properties of human rib cortical bone under quasi-static and dynamic failure loading and influence of the bone microstucture on failure characteristics
The goal of the current study was to perform new tensile tests of rib bone coupons to link the fracture characteristics to the coupon bone microstructure.
Tensile material properties of human rib cortical bone under quasi-static and dynamic failure loading and influence of the bone microstucture on failure characteristics