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organs

  • consensus - Came into English in a physiological sense, meaning "a set of organs" or the "involuntary or reflex actions of the nervous system."
  • homogenous - Can refer to genetically related tissue or organs.
  • lung - Goes back to an Indo-European word for "light," because of the lightness of the organ.
  • sensorium - The seat of common sense, the center of the brain to which sense impressions are transmitted by the nerves from the organs.
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Noun1.organs - edible viscera of a butchered animalorgans - edible viscera of a butchered animal
giblet, giblets - edible viscera of a fowl
meat - the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
offal - viscera and trimmings of a butchered animal often considered inedible by humans
heart - a firm rather dry variety meat (usually beef or veal); "a five-pound beef heart will serve six"
liver - liver of an animal used as meat
sweetbread, sweetbreads - edible glands of an animal
brain - the brain of certain animals used as meat
stomach sweetbread - edible pancreas of an animal
neck sweetbread, throat sweetbread - edible thymus gland of an animal
tongue - the tongue of certain animals used as meat
tripe - lining of the stomach of a ruminant (especially a bovine) used as food
chitlings, chitlins, chitterlings - small intestines of hogs prepared as food
haslet - heart and liver and other edible viscera especially of hogs; usually chopped and formed into a loaf and braised
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During one of the brief calls he made, he artfully led the conversation to music, and talked away about great singers whom he had seen, fine organs he had heard, and told such charming anecdotes that Beth found it impossible to stay in her distant corner, but crept nearer and nearer, as if fascinated.
Every effort to detect the point most regarded by the runner was completely frustrated by the tremulous glances of his organs, which seemed not to rest a single instant on any particular object, and which, at the same time, could be hardly said to move.
thought Hepzibah, who had been screwing her visual organs into the acutest focus of which they were capable.
Every gesture, every word, and even the silence of those with whom she came in contact, implied, and often expressed, that she was banished, and as much alone as if she inhabited another sphere, or communicated with the common nature by other organs and senses than the rest of human kind.
But this was against all rule; for the oarsmen must put out their eyes, and ram a skewer through their necks; usage pronouncing that they must have no organs but ears, and no limbs but arms, in these critical moments.
Let us now note what is least dissimilar in these heads -- namely, the two most important organs, the eye and the ear.
Now, the reflections of two men sitting side by side are a curious thing,--seated on the same seat, having the same eyes, ears, hands and organs of all sorts, and having pass before their eyes the same objects,--it is wonderful what a variety we shall find in these same reflections!
My internal hurts were deemed the most serious, since it was apparent that a broken rib had penetrated my left lung, and that many of my organs had been pressed out so far to one side or the other of where they belonged, that it was doubtful if they would ever learn to perform their functions in such remote and unaccustomed localities.
He lifted up the sable waves of hair which lay horizontally over his brow, and showed a solid enough mass of intellectual organs, but an abrupt deficiency where the suave sign of benevolence should have risen.
Of my walking so proudly and lovingly down the aisle with my sweet wife upon my arm, through a mist of half-seen people, pulpits, monuments, pews, fonts, organs, and church windows, in which there flutter faint airs of association with my childish church at home, so long ago.
So saying, on he led his radiant Files, Daz'ling the Moon; these to the Bower direct In search of whom they sought: him there they found Squat like a Toad, close at the eare of EVE; Assaying by his Devilish art to reach The Organs of her Fancie, and with them forge Illusions as he list, Phantasms and Dreams, Or if, inspiring venom, he might taint Th' animal Spirits that from pure blood arise Like gentle breaths from Rivers pure, thence raise At least distemperd, discontented thoughts, Vain hopes, vain aimes, inordinate desires Blown up with high conceits ingendring pride.
Our ancestors were not more distinct from us, surely, than Jews are from Christians; they had ``eyes, hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions;'' were ``fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer,'' as ourselves.