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Breastwork: rethinking breastfeeding, Sydney: University of New South Wales Press.
Toledo says liposuction is a hit with both sexes eager for a quick fix before they walk down the aisle and some women are prepared to go through breastwork before they tie the knot.
* The Italians have claim to the word "parapetto," which comes from "parare," which means "to defend," and "petto," which means "breast." The military calls "parapet fortifications"--defensive stonewalls--"breastwork." The dictionary meaning of "breasted" means "to confront boldly." So, low stonewalls historically are called parapets and are military in origin.
so far flung was the sweep of its breastwork. This breastwork
Throughout the day, they gradually advanced their standards to within a few yards of the breastwork, but there was little sense of alarm in the camp below.
(15) Vicki Kirby, Telling Flesh: The Substance of the Corporeal, New York: Routledge, 1997; Alison Bartlett, Breastwork: Rethinking Breastfeeding, Sydney: UNSW Press, 2005.
Here's a poem from Trimmings: Dress shields, armed guard at breastwork, a hard mail covering.
By eight o'clock the morning of 14 January, Terry had created a strong north-facing breastwork across the peninsula.
que subam sobre ha altura do muro da dita coyraca quatro palmos ...)--the only slightly suprising aspect is that the height advantage was only 4palmos or 1 m, less than a breastwork with merlons, which at Alcacer was typically about 10 palmos (2.5 m).
Nye) ("[The Justices] were throwing a breastwork around a corrupt and tottering party; it was a legal breastwork thrown around [President James] Buchanan and his administration.").
BREASTWORK, as any military historian will tell you, is the technical word used to describe a defensive wall.