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.
Aside from tasting delicious, these foods will also bring much needed warmth from the pit of the stomach to the rest of the body.