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noun
Bowel  n.  
1.
One of the intestines of an animal; an entrail, especially of man; a gut; generally used in the plural. "He burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out."
2.
pl. Hence, figuratively: The interior part of anything; as, the bowels of the earth. "His soldiers... cried out amain, And rushed into the bowels of the battle."
3.
pl. The seat of pity or kindness. Hence: Tenderness; compassion. "Thou thing of no bowels." "Bloody Bonner, that corpulent tyrant, full (as one said) of guts, and empty of bowels."
4.
pl. Offspring. (Obs.)






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"Bowel" Quotes from Famous Books



... "improve the death"—such being his impressive phrase—of a Miss Snooks, (who had kept a circulating library in the neighborhood, but had not been a member of his congregation;) and who, having been to the theatre on the Thursday night, was taken ill of a bowel attack on the Friday, and was a "lifeless corpse when the next Sabbath dawned"—you might have heard a beetle sneeze within any of the walls, all over the crowded chapel. Two-thirds of the women present, struck with the awful judgment ...
— Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1. • Samuel Warren

... dogs in from one to four days. Orfila says that several persons on one occasion dressed their dinner with chloride of tin, mistaking it for salt. One person would thus take not less than 20 to 30 grains of this soluble compound of tin. Yet only a little gastric and bowel disturbance followed, and from this all recovered in a few days. Pereira says that the dose of chloride of tin as an antispasmodic and stimulant is from 1/16 to 1/2 a grain repeated two or three times daily. Probably no article of canned ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 446, July 19, 1884 • Various

... microscopical character of the contents of the bowel, Dr. Koch said that owing to the sanguinolent and putrescent character of these in the cases first examined, no conclusion was arrived at for some time. Thus he found multitudes of bacteria of various kinds, rendering it impossible to distinguish any special forms, and it was not until ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 458, October 11, 1884 • Various



Words linked to "Bowel" :   bowel movement, gut, small intestine, viscus, intestine, large intestine, stomach, internal organ, abdomen, venter, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease



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