disembowel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v disembowel remove the entrails of "draw a chicken"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Disembowel To take or draw from the body, as the web of a spider. "Her disemboweled web."
    • Disembowel To take or let out the bowels or interior parts of; to eviscerate. "Soon after their death, they are disemboweled .""Roaring floods and cataracts that sweep
      From disemboweled earth the virgin gold."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disembowel To deprive of the bowels, or of parts analogous to the bowels; eviscerate: as, to disembowel a carcass; to disembowel a book by tearing out leaves.
    • disembowel To wound in the abdomen in such a manner as to permit the bowels to protrude or escape, as in suicide by hara-kiri.
    • disembowel To take or draw from the bowels, as the web of a spider.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Disembowel dis-em-bow′el to take out the bowels of: to tear out the inside of a thing
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Embowel

Usage

In literature:

The older term, rather more expressive, was disembowelling.
"Lalage's Lovers" by George A. Birmingham
We have also seen you striking women in the street and disembowelling a child.
"The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2" by Henry Baerlein
He clipped them, beheaded them, disemboweled them and warped them all out of shape.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
Kirst's horse went down, disemboweled.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
Its master slunk off, and with mingled fury and thankfulness watched her disembowelling his only means of an honest living.
"Spare Hours" by John Brown
I drew nigher without being perceived, and the light still holding, saw that 'twas a young stirk or heifer the man was disembowelling.
"Border Ghost Stories" by Howard Pease
The first insect that we will put to the question is that audacious disemboweller, the savage Scarites.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
He was promptly disembowelled.
"In the Tail of the Peacock" by Isabel Savory
A ruffian sprang on MacAdam with an open knife, swearing he would disembowel him.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
The trackside was strewn with disemboweled whitewood barrels.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In poetry:

"It's lions' business
Not women's." - "Children's:
Though disembowelled -
Orpheus still sang!"
"Conversation With A Genius" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
Good ‘Hedgethorn', for we'll anglicize your name
Until the last slut's hanged and the last pig disembowelled,
Seeing your wife is charming and your child
Sings in the open meadow at least the kodak says so
"To A Friend Writing On Cabaret Dancers" by Ezra Pound

In news:

Agonizing, flaccid and about as romantic as bottle of flat champagne, 27 Dresses is a perfect example of the stereotypical Hollywood romantic comedies that Judd Apatow's 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up successfully disemboweled.
The ravishments of Piazzetta were explained to me while we were disemboweling a bluefish.
Two prisoners lured a child rapist into their cell, where they then disemboweled him.
IFixit disemboweled a new Apple MacBook Air.
Yukio Mishima died in November 1970 at the age of forty-five by carrying out a carefully staged seppuku, or suicide by disembowelment.
'The Cabin in the Woods' Disembowels the Slasher Film.
He was put on a rack and eventually disemboweled alive, yet he wouldn't break.
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