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Word Example of - bowels

    Example Sentences for bowels

    The same conditions were observable in regard to the bowels.

    A child should be told that its bowels must move every morning after breakfast.

    In the meantime, the bowels must be severely pinched into obedience.

    There is often pain on movement of the bowels, and blood follows the passage.

    It is not disagreeable to take, and in every instance it has proved to agree well with the stomach and bowels.

    The bowels should be moved daily by injection of warm soapsuds.

    Down we went into the bowels of the earth, 1005 feet below the surface.

    I have said that the Malays, taken by and large, have no bowels.

    If the bowels are constipated, take a tablespoonful of wheat bran on rising; also a small bunch of grapes and a glass of water.

    The bowels have distinct coats corresponding with those of the stomach.

Word Origin & History of - bowels

    Word Origin & History

    bowel c.1300, from O.Fr. boele "intestines, bowels, innards" (12c., Mod.Fr. boyau), from M.L. botellus "small intestine," originally "sausage," dim. of botulus "sausage," a word borrowed from Oscan-Umbrian, from PIE *gwet-/*geut- "intestine" (cf. L. guttur "throat," O.E. cwið, Goth. qiþus "belly, womb," Ger. kutteln "guts, chitterlings"). Greek splankhnon (from the same PIE base as spleen) was a word for the principal internal organs, which also were felt in ancient times to be the seat of various emotions. Greek poets, from Aeschylus down, regarded the bowels as the seat of the more ...violent passions such as anger and love, but by the Hebrews they were seen as the seat of tender affections, especially kindness, benevolence, and compassion. Splankhnon was used in Septuagint to translate a Hebrew word, and from thence early Bibles in English rendered it in its literal sense as bowels, which thus acquired in English a secondary meaning of "pity, compassion" (late 14c.). But in later editions the word often was translated as heart. Bowel movement is attested by 1874

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