bowels


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bow·el

 (bou′əl, boul)
n.
1.
a. often bowels The intestine.
b. A part or division of the intestine: the large bowel.
2. bowels The interior of something: in the bowels of the ship.
3. bowels Archaic The seat of pity or the gentler emotions.

[Middle English, from Old French boel, from Latin botellus, small intestine, diminutive of botulus, sausage.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bowels - the center of the Earth
midpoint, centre, center - a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure

bowels

plural noun
1. guts, insides (informal), intestines, innards (informal), entrails, viscera, vitals Snatched sandwiches and junk food had cemented his bowels.
2. depths, hold, middle, inside, deep, interior, core, belly, midst, remotest part, deepest part, furthest part, innermost part deep in the bowels of the earth
Translations
střeva
tarme
suolisto
crijeva
내장
útroby
mage
ลำไส้
ruột

bowels

[ˈbaʊəlz] npl
[person, animal] → intestins mpl
to open one's bowels, to empty one's bowels, to move one's bowels → déféquer
[building, the earth] → entrailles fpl

bowels

بَطْن střeva tarme Eingeweide έντερα intestinos suolisto intestins crijeva viscere 내장 darmen innvoller wnętrzności intestino кишечник mage ลำไส้ bağırsaklar ruột

bowels

n., pl. intestinos.
References in classic literature ?
It was the body which despaired of the earth--it heard the bowels of existence speaking unto it.
But that "other world" is well concealed from man, that dehumanised, inhuman world, which is a celestial naught; and the bowels of existence do not speak unto man, except as man.
We were buried in the bowels of a huge snow-clad peak.
And curious as it may seem to you, my reader, sitting at home at ease and reflecting on the vast, indeed the immeasurable, wealth which we were thus abandoning, I can assure you that if you had passed some twenty-eight hours with next to nothing to eat and drink in that place, you would not have cared to cumber yourself with diamonds whilst plunging down into the unknown bowels of the earth, in the wild hope of escape from an agonising death.
As soon as Sancho had done speaking the nymph in silver that was at the side of Merlin's ghost stood up, and removing the thin veil from her face disclosed one that seemed to all something more than exceedingly beautiful; and with a masculine freedom from embarrassment and in a voice not very like a lady's, addressing Sancho directly, said, "Thou wretched squire, soul of a pitcher, heart of a cork tree, with bowels of flint and pebbles; if, thou impudent thief, they bade thee throw thyself down from some lofty tower; if, enemy of mankind, they asked thee to swallow a dozen of toads, two of lizards, and three of adders; if they wanted thee to slay thy wife and children with a sharp murderous scimitar, it would be no wonder for thee to show thyself stubborn and squeamish.
It would be a nice thing for me to send my islanders a cruel governor with flinty bowels, who won't yield to the tears of afflicted damsels or to the prayers of wise, magisterial, ancient enchanters and sages.
He tore his way through his persecutors, flinging one of them clear over the parapet; he bowled a horse and his rider down, and plunged straight for the next, got home with his horns, wounding both horse and man; on again, here and there and this way and that; and one after another he tore the bowels out of two horses so that they gushed to the ground, and ripped a third one so badly that although they rushed him to cover and shoved his bowels back and stuffed the rents with tow and rode him against the bull again, he couldn't make the trip; he tried to gallop, under the spur, but soon reeled and tottered and fell, all in a heap.
As we advanced up the river which winds beneath the Golden Cliffs out of the bowels of the Mountains of Otz to mingle its dark waters with the grim and mysterious Iss the faint glow which had appeared before us grew gradually into an all-enveloping radiance.
For hours we followed the dark and gloomy river farther and farther into the bowels of Mars.
Our seats, into which we strapped ourselves, were so arranged upon transverse bars that we would be upright whether the craft were ploughing her way downward into the bowels of the earth, or running horizontally along some great seam of coal, or rising vertically toward the surface again.
Who would think, then, that such fine ladies and gentlemen should regale themselves with an essence found in the inglorious bowels of a sick whale
An immense spout of fire shot up from the bowels of the earth as from a crater.