fourth stomach


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Noun1.fourth stomach - the fourth compartment of the stomach of a ruminantfourth stomach - the fourth compartment of the stomach of a ruminant; the one where digestion takes place
ruminant - any of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments
stomach, tum, tummy, breadbasket - an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion
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Miss Watson's nigger, Jim, had a hair-ball as big as your fist, which had been took out of the fourth stomach of an ox, and he used to do magic with it.
We made incisions on both flanks, moved the fourth stomach over from the right to the left and stitched her back up again.
By the time the beer reaches the cow's fourth stomach there is no alcohol left - as regular blood samples show.
These days, only a small percentage of cheesemakers use traditional animal rennet, "a substance extracted from the fourth stomach of a young [cud-chewing] animal" (1).
RENNET IS DEFINED AS THE INNER LINING OF THE fourth stomach of calves and other young ruminants or as an extract made from the stomach lining of a ruminant, used in cheesemaking to curdle milk.
Traditionally, it has been made by washing, drying, macerating, and brining the lining taken from the fourth stomach of calves.