gut

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v gut remove the guts of "gut the sheep"
    • v gut empty completely; destroy the inside of "Gut the building"
    • n gut a strong cord made from the intestines of sheep and used in surgery
    • n gut the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
    • n gut a narrow channel or strait
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cat gut, used in tennis rackets and strings for musical instruments does not come from cats, but from sheep.
    • Gut A narrow passage of water; as, the Gut of Canso.
    • Gut An intenstine; a bowel; the whole alimentary canal; the enteron; (pl.) bowels; entrails.
    • Gut One of the prepared entrails of an animal, esp. of a sheep, used for various purposes. See Catgut.
    • Gut The sac of silk taken from a silkworm (when ready to spin its cocoon), for the purpose of drawing it out into a thread. This, when dry, is exceedingly strong, and is used as the snood of a fish line.
    • Gut To plunder of contents; to destroy or remove the interior or contents of; as, a mob gutted the house. "Tom Brown, of facetious memory, having gutted a proper
      name of its vowels, used it as freely as he pleased."
    • Gut To take out the bowels from; to eviscerate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gut Either the whole or a distinct division of that part of the alimentary canal of an animal which extends from the stomach to the anus; the intestinal canal, or any part of it; an intestine: as, the large gut; the small gut; the blind gut, or cæcum.
    • n gut In the plural, the bowels; the whole mass formed by the natural convolutions of the intestinal canal in the abdomen.
    • n gut In biology, the whole intestinal tube, alimentary canal, or digestive tract; the enteric tube, from mouth to anus. See enteron, stomodæum, proctodæum.
    • n gut The whole digestive system; the viscera; the entrails in general: commonly in the plural.
    • n gut The substance forming the case of the intestine; intestinal tissue or fiber: as, sheep's gut; calf-gut.
    • n gut A preparation of the intestines of an animal used for various purposes, as for the strings of a violin, or, in angling, for the snood or leader to which the hook or lure is attached. In the latter case the material, called in full silkworm gut, is not true gut, but is formed from the fiber drawn out from a silkworm killed when it is just ready to spin its cocoon.
    • n gut A narrow passage; particularly, a narrow channel of water; a strait; a long narrow inlet.
    • gut To take out the entrails of; disembowel; eviscerate.
    • gut To plunder of contents; destroy or strip the interior of: as, the burglars gutted the store.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gut gut the alimentary canal: intestines prepared for violin-strings, &c. (gut for angling, see Silkworm-gut):
    • v.t Gut to take out the bowels of: to plunder:—pr.p. gut′ting; pa.p. gut′ted
    • n Gut gut (pl.) the bowels
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Quotations

  • Edward M. Forster
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    “If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.”
  • Bear Bryant
    Bear Bryant
    “There's no substitute for guts.”
  • Robert H. Schuller
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    “It takes guts to get out of the ruts.”
  • Willie Shoemaker
    Willie Shoemaker
    “Anybody with a little guts and the desire to apply himself can make it, he can make anything he wants to make of himself.”
  • W. H. Auden
    W.%20H.%20Auden
    “The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.”
  • Willie Shoemaker
    Willie Shoemaker
    “I have always believed that anybody with a little guts and the desire to apply himself can make it, can make anything he wants to make of himself.”

Idioms

Hate someone's guts - If you hate someone's guts, you really hate them, hate everything about them.
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Have the guts - Someone who has enough courage to do something has the guts to do it.
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Misery guts - A misery guts is a person who's always unhappy and tries to make others feel negative.
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Take guts - If something takes guts, it requires courage in the face of danger or great risk. It takes guts for firemen to enter a burning building to save someone.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. gut, got, AS. gut, prob. orig., a channel, and akin to geótan, to pour. See FOUND to cast
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gut, geótan, to pour; prov. Eng. gut, Ger. gosse, a drain.

Usage

In literature:

I hated his guts, and I think whoever did it ought to get a medal and a testimonial dinner, but I did not kill him.
"Murder in the Gunroom" by Henry Beam Piper
This was carried into effect at Asuncion, and the College of the Order was sacked and gutted by fire.
"South America" by W. H. Koebel
Stout silk, fishing-gut, or silver wire may be employed for this purpose.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
And he gave the flesh to the lion, and the bones to the dog, and the guts to the hawk.
"Poets and Dreamers" by Lady Augusta Gregory and Others
I knew he had the guts!
"Soldier Silhouettes on our Front" by William L. Stidger
It caps me what fowk can see i' gooin an makkin a swill tub o' ther guts!
"Yorksher Puddin'" by John Hartley
Arnold's making for the Gut.
"Ballads of Lost Haven" by Bliss Carman
It has clung to that gut of rock out there in the bay since the days when the Moors held the Mediterranean.
"The Lighted Match" by Charles Neville Buck
She's a long, narrow-gutted craft, with engines aft, like a lake steamer.
"Captain Scraggs" by Peter B. Kyne
The strings were made of cat-gut.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
A mile of wharfage was destroyed, and Water Street completely gutted.
"The Story of Newfoundland" by Frederick Edwin Smith, Earl of Birkenhead
The stock-room was gutted, but fortunately the assistants escaped without injury.
"The Empire Annual for Girls, 1911" by Various
Magic must have made solutions to most things so easy that they no longer had the guts to try the impossible themselves.
"The Sky Is Falling" by Lester del Rey
Shoot, if you've got the guts.
"Treachery in Outer Space" by Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
Here was a house that would, in a few years, be gutted by fire.
"Time and Time Again" by Henry Beam Piper
The place was gutted, carpets torn up, tapestry torn down, and pictures destroyed.
"The New York Times Current History: the European War, February, 1915" by Various
He watched Erebus play her fish for two or three minutes; then it snapped the gut and was gone.
"The Terrible Twins" by Edgar Jepson
The thing which D. W. Kelly had feared had come to pass and the frame building was doomed to its gutting.
"A Pagan of the Hills" by Charles Neville Buck
After this is accomplished, sew the inner lining of the abdominal cavity with absorbent silk or cat-gut.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
If that isn't rot-gut I never smelt it.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
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In poetry:

Thet night, I tell ye, she looked some!
She seemed to 've gut a new soul,
For she felt sartin-sure he'd come,
Down to her very shoe-sole.
"The Courtin'" by James Russell Lowell
My body to my soul I still
Preferr'd — to virtue, ev'ry ill —
This world to heaven — wrong to right —
My guts, to God — and gloom, to light.
"The Unhappy State Of The Ungodly, After Death" by Rees Prichard
What boots it your vile guts to fill,
And wine and ale, whole nights to swill;
If for your love of ale and wine,
You shall, for thirst, in Tophet pine?
"The Unhappy State Of The Ungodly, After Death" by Rees Prichard
Was ist der Trompetenstoß wert, wenn er
nicht Wunder tut,
nicht Tote erweckt? Nur die Träne, die
Träne fällt,
und sie fragt nicht, wozu ist sie gut.
"Zigeuner im Armsünderhaus (German)" by Mihaly Babits
Faulheit, itzo will ich dir
Auch ein kleines Loblied bringen.
O--wie--sau--er--wird es mir,--
Dich--nach Wuerden--zu besingen!
Doch, ich will mein Bestes tun,
Nach der Arbeit ist gut ruhn.
"Lob Der Faulheit" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
My Pals have gone,—in God's good earth
I guess they're packed up snug,
And since I have no guts for mirth
I zipper to my mug:
The question that I ponder on
Is—where the heck they've gone?
"Old Bob" by Robert W Service

In news:

Gut-wrenching video game trailer, told ' Memento '-style.
Burnett remembers thinking, in the middle of the gut-wrenching pain, was don't fall to the ground.
There was a time long ago where Tanning Mom, Patricia Krentcil, wasn't gut-wrenchingly tan.
Gut Microbes Make for Fattier Fish p259.
Our bodies, and our guts in particular, are home to vast swarms of bacteria and other microbes .
The painful ulcers of Crohn's disease occur when the body's immune system attacks the normal bacteria found in the gut.
When Irene Gut Opdyke, a Polish Catholic, immigrated to the United States in 1949, she was not yet thirty years old.
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: "Hey, kid, quit looking at my gut.".
There have been a few times in my life when I had a gut feeling about money.
Concert Hall Gutted in Fire.
Jeff and Tammy Will have owned their two-story, four-bedroom cabin for five years, and Jeff has spent all of that time gutting the cabin and completely redoing it.
Some days, it's a greasy, gut-busting American-style spread with pancakes and bacon and eggs.
Dooley's guts should have shown earlier.
DAVID FRENCH With polls closer than in any presidential election in my lifetime, virtually any prediction is as much a function of gut instinct and wishful thinking as it is scientific methodology.
KNIGHTS STADIUM/ FORT MILL, S.C.—From guts and more guts to tripe.
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In science:

We construct a realistic SU (7) model which provides answers to many questions presently facing the prototype SU (5) SUSY GUT.
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
The abovementioned three plus three problems seem to be generic for all the presently popular GUTs.
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
This vacuum, while giving generally heavy masses (of the order of the GUT scale MU ) to H and H , leaves their weak components strictly massless.
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
To be certain of this, we must specify the multiplet structure of H and H for both the weak-component and the colour-component missing VEV vacuum configurations, that is in SU (8) and SU (7) GUTs respectively.
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
We consider below the minimal SU (7) GUT in some detail.
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
MU ) = mτ (MU ), are highly unstable under gravity corrections for small tan β in the string-scale SU (7) GUT.
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
The spectrum of ultrahigh energy (above ≈ 109 GeV) cosmic rays is consistent with the decay of GUT scale particles.
Grand Unification Signal from Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays?
The GUT breaking VEV in our models corresponds to an approximately flat direction, which is only lifted by higher dimension superpotential terms, suppressed by MPlanck .
Product Groups, Discrete Symmetries, and Grand Unification
Once supersymmetry is broken, if some of the GUT-breaking fields obtain negative soft masses2 around the TeV, the GUT is broken, and the GUT scale is determined as a combination of the Planck scale and the TeV.
Product Groups, Discrete Symmetries, and Grand Unification
How does one generate an almost flat potential for the GUT breaking fields? An obvious way is to charge these fields under some discrete symmetry.
Product Groups, Discrete Symmetries, and Grand Unification
The idea is to impose a (global) discrete symmetry which is broken at the GUT scale.
Product Groups, Discrete Symmetries, and Grand Unification
Furthermore, in a product group GUT, the standard model matter fields and Higgses may originate from different GUT group factors.
Product Groups, Discrete Symmetries, and Grand Unification
Third, matter fields of different generations may transform under different GUT group factors, so that bottomtau mass unification can still hold, while similar relations for the first generations are avoided.
Product Groups, Discrete Symmetries, and Grand Unification
Product group GUTs often seem problematic, because the standard model gauge couplings arise from different couplings at the high scale.
Product Groups, Discrete Symmetries, and Grand Unification
To maintain unification some GUT group factors have to be strongly coupled.
Product Groups, Discrete Symmetries, and Grand Unification
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