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{adj: miserable, suffering, wretched} very unhappy; full of misery
"he felt depressed and miserable"
"a message of hope for suffering humanity"
"wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages"

{adj: unhygienic} so unclean as to be a likely cause of disease
"pathetic dogs kept in small unhygienic cages"

{n: Cage, John Cage, John Milton Cage Jr.} United States composer of avant-garde music (1912-1992)

{n: anterior serratus muscle, serratus anterior, musculus serratus anterior, serratus magnus} muscles that rotate the scapula and elevate the rib cage

{n: avadavat, amadavat} red Asian weaverbirds often kept as cage birds

{n: batting cage, cage} a movable screen placed behind home base to catch balls during batting practice

{n: birdcage} a cage in which a bird can be kept

{n: cage, coop} an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept

{n: cage} something that restricts freedom as a cage restricts movement

{n: cage} the net that is the goal in ice hockey

{n: canary grass, birdseed grass, Phalaris canariensis} Canary Islands grass; seeds used as feed for caged birds

{n: canary seed} a mixture of seeds used to feed caged birds

{n: cockatoo} white or light-colored crested parrot of the Australian region; often kept as cage birds

{n: common canary, Serinus canaria} native to the Canary Islands and Azores; popular usually yellow cage bird noted for its song

{n: coronary bypass, coronary bypass surgery, coronary artery bypass graft, CABG} open-heart surgery in which the rib cage is opened and a section of a blood vessel is grafted from the aorta to the coronary artery to bypass the blocked section of the coronary artery and improve the blood supply to the heart

{n: elevator, lift} lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building

{n: escape, flight} the act of escaping physically
"he made his escape from the mental hospital"
"the canary escaped from its cage"
"his flight was an indication of his guilt"

{n: fullerene} a form of carbon having a large molecule consisting of an empty cage of sixty or more carbon atoms

{n: grassfinch, grass finch} usually brightly-colored Australian weaverbirds; often kept as cage birds

{n: hutch} a cage (usually made of wood and wire mesh) for small animals

{n: intercostal artery, arteria intercostalis} several arteries and supplying the intercostal spaces of the rib cage

{n: intercostal vein, vena intercostalis} several veins draining the intercostal spaces of the rib cage

{n: iron cage} a cage from which there is no escape

{n: open-heart surgery} heart surgery in which the rib cage is spread open, the heart is stopped and blood is detoured through a heart-lung machine while a heart valve or coronary artery is surgically repaired

{n: piping crow, piping crow-shrike, Gymnorhina tibicen} crow-sized black-and-white bird; a good mimic often caged

{n: posterior serratus muscle, serratus posterior, musculus serratus posterior} skeletal muscle that draws the rib cage backward and downward

{n: rib cage} the bony enclosing wall of the chest

{n: ringdove, Streptopelia risoria} greyish Old World turtledove with a black band around the neck; often caged

{n: squirrel cage} cage with a cylindrical framework that rotates as a small animal runs inside it

{n: wire} ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc

{v: cage, cage in} confine in a cage
"The animal was caged"

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