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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bowel  \Bow"el\,  n.  [OE.  bouel,  bouele,  OF  boel,  boele,  F. 
  boyau,  fr  L.  botellus  a  small  sausage,  in  LL  also 
  intestine,  dim.  of  L.  botulus  sausage.] 
  1.  One  of  the  intestines  of  an  animal;  an  entrail,  especially 
  of  man;  a  gut;  --  generally  used  in  the  plural. 
 
  He  burst  asunder  in  the  midst,  and  all  his  bowels 
  gushed  out  --Acts  i.  18. 
 
  2.  pl  Hence  figuratively:  The  interior  part  of  anything 
  as  the  bowels  of  the  earth. 
 
  His  soldiers  .  .  .  cried  out  amain,  And  rushed  into 
  the  bowels  of  the  battle.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  pl  The  seat  of  pity  or  kindness.  Hence:  Tenderness; 
  compassion.  ``Thou  thing  of  no  bowels.''  --Shak. 
 
  Bloody  Bonner,  that  corpulent  tyrant,  full  (as  one 
  said)  of  guts,  and  empty  of  bowels.  --Fuller. 
 
  4.  pl  Offspring.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bowel  \Bow"el\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Boweled}  or  {Bowelled};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Boweling}  or  {Bowelling}.] 
  To  take  out  the  bowels  of  to  eviscerate;  to  disembowel. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bowel 
  n  :  the  part  of  the  alimentary  canal  between  the  stomach  and  the 
  anus  [syn:  {intestine},  {gut}] 




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