the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm
the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
fasten with a latch; "latch the door"
catch for fastening a door or gate; a bar that can be lowered or slid into a groove
spring-loaded doorlock that can only be opened from the outside with a key
support resembling the rib of an animal
a projecting molding on the underside of a vault or ceiling; may be ornamental or structural
a riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant
any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)
a teasing remark
subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"; "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday"
form vertical ribs by knitting; "A ribbed sweater"