Entrail

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Entrail Entanglement; fold.
    • v. t Entrail To interweave; to intertwine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n entrail The rarely used singular of entrails.
    • entrail To interweave; diversify; entwine or twist together.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Entrail en-trāl′ (Spens.) to interlace, entwine
    • n Entrail (Spens.) twisting, entanglement
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. en-, + OF. treiller, to grate, lattice, F. treille, vine, arbor. See Trellis

Usage

In literature:

To take the entrails out of fishes.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Stuff this into pig entrails, making links six inches long.
"American Cookery" by Various
The 'prosecta,' in general, consisted of a portion of the entrails.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
Then she slit the throat and breast and removed the entrails without causing any repulsion in Ruth.
"Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
The earth felt the shock, and its dark entrails trembled; but Kifri, undismayed, threw the wild ruin to the clouds.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
The fire which consumes their entrails extends far beneath the soil, and often causes it to tremble.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
The entrails of our own Henry V. were buried there.
"The Story of Paris" by Thomas Okey
In the intensity of his anguish, the sufferer declared his entrails were on fire.
"Louis XIV., Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
It has made a horrible gash in the horse's belly, and the entrails protrude, dragging along the ground.
"The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia" by William Somerset Maugham
She fancied that he had evacuated one end of his entrails.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
From this ferocious ransacker of entrails we expect nothing of the kind.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
The barb was already fast in its entrails before Ben gave the jerk to secure it.
"The Ocean Waifs" by Mayne Reid
We have improved on the custom of the ancients: they examined a bird's entrails; we listen to his song.
"Birds in the Bush" by Bradford Torrey
Thy spirit walks abroad, and turns our swords In our own proper entrails.
"The New Hudson Shakespeare: Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare
This means that the head has been cut off, the entrails removed, and the coarser pinfeathers pulled out.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
With the entrails of thy ice-cold son, The gods will bind.
"Myths of the Norsemen" by H. A. Guerber
Again, those who attend to the prophetic entrails of cattle, which often take all kinds of shapes, learn from them what happens.
"The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus" by Ammianus Marcellinus
Here Tityus, stretcht o'er nine wide acres, yields His entrails to be torn.
"The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II" by Ovid
How good the entrails of a gull, or a fox's stomach would have tasted!
"Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North" by Fullerton Waldo
An unsavoury mess of entrails is stewing in a black pot and filling the house with an unpleasant odour.
"Seeds of Pine" by Janey Canuck
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In poetry:

See the grisly texture grow,
('Tis of human entrails made,)
And the weights, that play below,
Each a gasping warrior's head.
"The Fatal Sisters: An Ode" by Thomas Gray
Not Thule's waves so wildly break
To drown the northern shore;
Not Etna's entrails fiercer shake,
Or Scythia's tempests roar.
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
They saw the stars in heaven hung,
They heard the great Sea's birth,
They know the ancient pain that wrung
The entrails of the Earth.
"The Storm" by Frederick George Scott
No longer forth he bounds
The lusty animal, afield to roam,
But peering in Earth's entrails, where the gnome
Strange themes propounds.
"Earth And Man" by George Meredith
"Fly for your lives!" The entrails of the earth
Trembled, resounding to the cry,
That, like a chasing ghost, around the mine
Crept ghastly: "The pit 's on fire! Fly!"
"Stronger Than Death" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
Now, like a brood of vipers in their nest,
They, night and day, my very entrails tear,
And ever gnaw my heartstrings in my breast,
Because I taught them perjuries to swear.
"The Complaint And The Advice Of Dives, To His Five Brethren (Part 1)" by Rees Prichard

In news:

A cat carcass, goth kids, human entrails Must be Tuesday.
That's what the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources advises deer hunters who might be tempted to leave deer entrails on people's property or hang a carcass off a truck.
That's what the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources advises deer hunters who might be tempted to leave deer entrails on people's property or grotesquely hang a carcass off a truck.
What a Pigeon's Entrails Told Me About Justin Bieber's 2012.
A diviner in ancient Rome basing his predictions on inspection of the entrails of sacrificial animals.
The ancients consulted the oracle at Delphi and scrutinized the entrails of fowls.
Police say 29-year-old Alton Cain was arrested after a resident of the Legacy Park subdivision reported finding what appeared to be deer entrails in his back yard.
Displayed near the severed limbs, twisted entrails and rubber heads wrapped in barbed wire were the zombie babies with white, vacant eyes and blood dripping from their mouths.
Messenger on a Bike From the Entrails of Hurricane Sandy.
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