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the center of the Earth
The deepest or innermost part.
down in the bowels of the Earth
The concept or quality that defines something at its very core.
the project's bowels
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: boyaux, Fr.
He smote him therewith in the fifth rib, and shed out his bowels. 2 Sam. xx. 10.
Had we no quarrel else to Rome, but that
Thou art thence banish’d, we would muster all
From twelve to seventy; and pouring war
Into the bowels of ungrateful Rome,
Like a bold flood appear. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
His soldiers spying his undaunted spirit,
A Talbot! Talbot! cried out amain,
And rush’d into the bowels of the battle. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
As he saw drops of water distilling from the rock, by following the veins, he has made himself two or three fountains in the bowels of the mountain. Joseph Addison, on Italy.
He had no other consideration of money, than for the support of his lustre; and whilst he could do that, he cared not for money; having no bowels in the point of running in debt, or borrowing all he could. Edward Hyde.
The gastrointestinal tract (GI tract, digestive tract, alimentary canal) is the tract or passageway of the digestive system that leads from the mouth to the anus. The GI tract contains all the major organs of the digestive system, in humans and other animals, including the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Food taken in through the mouth is digested to extract nutrients and absorb energy, and the waste expelled at the anus as feces. Gastrointestinal is an adjective meaning of or pertaining to the stomach and intestines. Most animals have a "through-gut" or complete digestive tract. Exceptions are more primitive ones: sponges have small pores (ostia) throughout their body for digestion and a larger dorsal pore (osculum) for excretion, comb jellies have both a ventral mouth and dorsal anal pores, while cnidarians and acoels have a single pore for both digestion and excretion.The human gastrointestinal tract consists of the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, and is divided into the upper and lower gastrointestinal tracts. The GI tract includes all structures between the mouth and the anus, forming a continuous passageway that includes the main organs of digestion, namely, the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. The complete human digestive system is made up of the gastrointestinal tract plus the accessory organs of digestion (the tongue, salivary glands, pancreas, liver and gallbladder). The tract may also be divided into foregut, midgut, and hindgut, reflecting the embryological origin of each segment. The whole human GI tract is about nine metres (30 feet) long at autopsy. It is considerably shorter in the living body because the intestines, which are tubes of smooth muscle tissue, maintain constant muscle tone in a halfway-tense state but can relax in spots to allow for local distention and peristalsis.The gastrointestinal tract contains the gut microbiota, with some 1,000 different strains of bacteria having diverse roles in maintenance of immune health and metabolism, and many other microorganisms. Cells of the GI tract release hormones to help regulate the digestive process. These digestive hormones, including gastrin, secretin, cholecystokinin, and ghrelin, are mediated through either intracrine or autocrine mechanisms, indicating that the cells releasing these hormones are conserved structures throughout evolution.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bow′elz, n.pl. the interior parts of the body, the entrails, the intestines: the interior part of anything: (fig.) the heart, pity, tenderness (the emotions being supposed to be seated in the bowels—B. and Shak.).—v.t. Bow′el, to take out the bowels. [O. Fr. boel—L. botellus, a sausage, also an intestine.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bowels is ranked #156044 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Bowels surname appeared 104 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Bowels.
65.3% or 68 total occurrences were White.
25.9% or 27 total occurrences were Black.
5.7% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
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The numerical value of bowels in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of bowels in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of bowels in a Sentence
She had money and could not buy ice cream, had a car and could not stop to buy gasoline, aretha came out of the bowels of our struggle.
. . . I consider looseness with words no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels.
But don't rely on it to move your bowels, speak to your medical doctor if you are having problems going to the bathroom regularly.
Any time you’re moving bowels, it’s not a small surgery.
I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.
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