To make sure, we feel the abdomen near to the line of the false ribs.
With false ribs made from oars we strengthened the boats and put them in condition for another day's hammering.
"She has missed me," said Rodolphe, pulling from his wound a stiletto, which had been turned by one of the false ribs.
The bullet, which proved fatal, entered his right breast, and was extracted from under the skin over the false ribs.
false rib n.
Any of the five pairs of lower ribs that do not articulate directly with the sternum.