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bowel

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bow=el

CIDE DICTIONARY

boweln. [OE. bouel, bouele, OF. boel, boele, F. boyau, fr. L. botellus a small sausage, in LL. also intestine, dim. of L. botulus sausage.].
  •  One of the intestines of an animal; an entrail, especially of man; a gut; -- generally used in the plural.  [1913 Webster]
    "He burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Hence, figuratively: The interior part of anything; as, the bowels of the earth.  [1913 Webster]
    "His soldiers . . . cried out amain,
    And rushed into the bowels of the battle.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  The seat of pity or kindness. Hence: Tenderness; compassion.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "Bloody Bonner, that corpulent tyrant, full (as one said) of guts, and empty of bowels."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Offspring.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
bowelv. t. 
     To take out the bowels of; to eviscerate; to disembowel.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

bowel, n.
1 a the part of the alimentary canal below the stomach. b the intestine.
2 (in pl.) the depths; the innermost parts (the bowels of the earth).

Idiom
bowel movement
1 discharge from the bowels; defecation.
2 the faeces discharged from the body.
Etymology
ME f. OF buel f. L botellus little sausage

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