pit of the stomach


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Noun1.pit of the stomach - a slight depression in the midline just below the sternum (where a blow can affect the solar plexus)
stomach, tum, tummy, breadbasket - an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion
fossa, pit - a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
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When there, a fresh altercation arose between them, in the course of which Drebber received a blow from the stick, in the pit of the stomach, perhaps, which killed him without leaving any mark.
A good deal more than a year ago, before anything was known of Lydgate's skill, the judgments on it had naturally been divided, depending on a sense of likelihood, situated perhaps in the pit of the stomach or in the pineal gland, and differing in its verdicts, but not the less valuable as a guide in the total deficit of evidence.
Let us pronounce the mystic Om, from the pit of the stomach, and proceed.