back passage


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back passage

n
1. (Anatomy) the rectum
2. an interior passageway towards the back of a building
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back passage

n (Anat) → retto
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THE water was all slippy- sloppy in the larder and in the back passage.
fell over the door-step, and came away through the little back passage where the pantry is.
It was well on in the morning; the servants were up; all my drugs were in the cabinet--a long journey down two pairs of stairs, through the back passage, across the open court and through the anatomical theatre, from where I was then standing horror-struck.
There is no back passage by which any one could have descended while the party proceeded up stairs.
On this the goatherd Melanthius went by back passages to the store-room of Ulysses' house.
geographically impossible and you're an idiot), or that your bicycle seat embedded itself in your back passage and you had to go to the hospital and have it removed (actually, that's never happened, but it's definitely something I'd be interested in reading).
BOWEL CANCER SYMPTOMS Most people who are eventually diagnosed with bowel cancer have one of the following symptom combinations (source: NHS UK) A persistent change in bowel habit causing them to go to the toilet more often and pass looser stools, usually together with blood on or in their stools A persistent change in bowel habit without blood in their stools, but with abdominal pain Blood in the stools without other haemorrhoid symptoms such as soreness, discomfort, pain, itching or a lump hanging down outside the back passage Abdominal pain, discomfort or bloating always provoked by eating, sometimes resulting in a reduction in the amount of food eaten and weight loss
You should go to your GP without delay if you experience any of the following: A sudden, persistent change in the pat-|tern of how your bowels work Bleeding from the back passage | Increasing heartburn, indigestion or |other stomach pain Losing weight unexpectedly | Diculty swallowing |
Jobless Stuart, 34, from Edinburgh, had a back passage created for him by medics but missing muscles mean he has little control over his bowels.
Slowly tighten the muscle around your back passage, as if trying to control wind and you'll feel the muscle move.
Men are concerned about what might happen if they did go and get a check of their prostate, things like worrying about a back passage examination, and the subsequent tests that can sometimes involve biopsies.