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bos·om

(bo͝oz′əm, bōō′zəm)
n.
1. The chest of a human.
2. A woman's breast or breasts.
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The dusky twilight was now too transparent for Roderick Elliston; the blackest midnight was his chosen hour to steal abroad; and if ever he were seen, it was when the watchman's lantern gleamed upon his figure, gliding along the street, with his hands clutched upon his bosom, still muttering, "It gnaws me
As I lay resting in the bosom of a cowslip that bent above the brook, a little wind, tired of play, told me this tale of
The bosom moving in Society with the jewels displayed upon it, attracted general admiration.
231-247) When she had so spoken, she took the child in her fragrant bosom with her divine hands: and his mother was glad in her heart.
And his merry bosom swells With the pæan of the bells
Thrusting his hand, then, into the bosom of this capacious receptacle, he first brought to light about a pound of tobacco, whose component parts still adhered together, the whole outside being covered with soft particles of sea-bread.
A bosom friend--an intimate friend, you know--a really kindred spirit to whom I can confide my inmost soul.
But the complete torpor came at last: the fingers lost their tension, the arms unbent; then the little head fell away from the bosom, and the blue eyes opened wide on the cold starlight.
But the point which drew all eyes, and, as it were, transfigured the wearer -- so that both men and women who had been familiarly acquainted with Hester Prynne were now impressed as if they beheld her for the first time -- was that SCARLET LETTER, so fantastically embroidered and illuminated upon her bosom.
Remove not thyself, even for a little week, from thy place in her chaste bosom.
His children fastened their eyes on his, as if to seek a direction to the strange emotions which were moving their own heavy natures, when the struggle in the bosom of the squatter suddenly ceased, and, taking his wife by the arm, he raised her to her feet as if she had been an infant, saying, in a voice that was perfectly steady, though a nice observer would have discovered that it was kinder than usual--
He had compassion on it, and taking it up, placed it in his bosom.