ribs


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

ribs

The flat, curved bones that form a protective cage for the chest organs and provide the means of varying the volume of the chest so as to effect respiration. There are 12 pairs of ribs, and each pair articulates with a vertebra in the spine, at the back. The upper 10 pairs are joined to cartilages connected to the breastbone at the front, but the 11th and 12th pairs are free at the front (floating ribs).
References in classic literature ?
Ay, marry, will I join with you all," quoth the Tinker, "for I love a merry life, and I love thee, good master, though thou didst thwack my ribs and cheat me into the bargain.
For the day came when Mulcachy rapped the chair with his whip-butt, when the attendant through the bars jabbed the iron fork into Ben Bolt's ribs, and when Ben Bolt, anything but royal, slinking like a beaten alley-cat, in pitiable terror, crawled over to the chair and sat down in it like a man.
Beef short ribs are larger and usually more tender and meatier than their pork counterpart, pork spare ribs.
The first 100 guests at participating locations will receive a free half rack of slow-cooked baby back ribs, a 20 ounce beverage and special edition Rib Giveaway t-shirt in honor of the official month of BBQ.
Reinforcing ribs are required in many types of plastic mouldings, from electrical housings to containers to furniture.
Back ribs usually are sold in either full slabs (13 ribs) or half slabs (7 ribs), and are the most expensive cut of rib.
After the feasting on the ribs, with side portions of corn bread and slaw, each diner must cast their vote, dipping a greasy thumb into the sauce of their preferred pile before planting a saucy finger print in the appropriate box on their ballot paper.
Tonight, the resident Soul Food Project's sweet and sticky ribs have been narrowly beaten by the tenderly slow-cooked and subtly spiced ribs of Swindon's former British BBQ Champions Bunch of Swines.
The flavours fill your mouth, intimate and personal Just like peoplewe want to kiss These are not pork ribs with a fancy marinade Sometimes tasting like an infected toe; Where do baby-back ribs come from?
HABIT: Splaying the ribs Dancers often pop the rib cage out and up to achieve extra height and presence.
pork industry, there are opportunities for growth, including unexplored niches like back ribs.