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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 an·gi·na n.
 1. Med. Any inflammatory affection of the throat, as the quinsy, malignant sore throat, croup, etc., especially such as tends to produce suffocation, choking, or shortness of breath. [Obs.]
 Angina pectoris Chest pain caused by myocardial ischemia precipitated by exertion and relieved by rest.  It is so called because the pain is accompanied by a sense of suffocating contraction or tightening of the lower part of the chest; -- called also breast pang, spasm of the chest.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Breast n.
 1. The fore part of the body, between the neck and the belly; the chest; as, the breast of a man or of a horse.
 2. Either one of the protuberant glands, situated on the front of the chest or thorax in the female of man and of some other mammalia, in which milk is secreted for the nourishment of the young; a mamma; a teat.
    My brother, that sucked the breasts of my mother.   --Cant. viii. 1.
 3. Anything resembling the human breast, or bosom; the front or forward part of anything; as, a chimney breast; a plow breast; the breast of a hill.
 Mountains on whose barren breast
 The laboring clouds do often rest.   --Milton.
 4. Mining (a) The face of a coal working. (b) The front of a furnace.
 5. The seat of consciousness; the repository of thought and self-consciousness, or of secrets; the seat of the affections and passions; the heart.
    He has a loyal breast.   --Shak.
 6. The power of singing; a musical voice; -- so called, probably, from the connection of the voice with the lungs, which lie within the breast. [Obs.]
    By my troth, the fool has an excellent breast.   --Shak.
 Breast drill, a portable drilling machine, provided with a breastplate, for forcing the drill against the work.
 Breast pang. See Angina pectoris, under Angina.
 To make a clean breast, to disclose the secrets which weigh upon one; to make full confession.