• WordNet 3.6
    • n loins the lower part of the abdomen just above the external genital organs
    • n loins the region of the hips and groin and lower abdomen
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  • Charles II
    Charles II
    “For its merit I will knight it, and then it will be Sir-Loin.”
  • Qur'an
    “So let man consider of what he was created; he was created of gushing water issuing between the loins and the breast-bones.”


Gird one's loins - If you gird your loins, you prepare for conflict or a difficult time.


In literature:

Is there a knot, well tied, containing five annas, in the loins of a plank in your house?
"The Book of Noodles" by W. A. Clouston
Why then did they gird the sword of strife about their loins against the children of Israel?
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXVIII. February, 1843. Vol. LIII." by Various
The loins girt, the breastplate on, the feet shod, the shield, the helmet the sword, and so on.
"Quiet Talks on Prayer" by S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon
He wore a hair shirt, and an iron chain around his loins, which he never laid aside, even in sleep.
"A Short History of Monks and Monasteries" by Alfred Wesley Wishart
The malo is bound around the loins, after having passed between the legs, to cover the pudenda.
"Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands" by Charles Nordhoff
One piece wrapped round their loins, and another over their shoulders, make a complete dress.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 14" by Robert Kerr
The hind-quarter of veal and the loin make two good roasting pieces.
"The American Frugal Housewife" by Lydia M. Child
Another cloth is wrapped around his loins.
"Dr. Scudder's Tales for Little Readers, About the Heathen." by Dr. John Scudder
Select leg or loin, or if a larger roast is wanted, leg and loin together.
"Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the "Pennsylvania Germans"" by Edith M. Thomas
On ne saurait pousser plus loin l'exactitude traditionnelle, l'esclavage du passe.
"Ceylon; an Account of the Island Physical, Historical, and Topographical with Notices of Its Natural History, Antiquities and Productions, Volume 1 (of 2)" by James Emerson Tennent
She wore it flowing down her shoulders and loins.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Odysseus was honoured by Eumaeus with a choice portion of the loin.
"Stories from the Odyssey" by H. L. Havell
A tall fellow with a long spear and a huge shield, stripped to the loins, about which was a white cloth, ventured up the slope.
"Nedra" by George Barr McCutcheon
A loin weighing six pounds will take one hour to roast.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
How much better to have sprung, as he once believed, from the honest loins of Tim Queed!
"Queed" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
And the son of Kunti then girded up his loins to the great delight of the spectators.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
Rubber loin covers, used on carriage horses in wet weather, should be perforated.
"Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry" by Pratt Food Co.
Remembering that the chops were loin-chops, we might at all events hope for some slight amount of lethargy.
"All on the Irish Shore" by E. Somerville and Martin Ross
Pain may be felt in the back, loins, and down the thighs.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
A man came to me to beg or buy some large beads for his wife; he said his wife was very anxious for them, to wear round her loins.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2" by James Richardson

In poetry:

Then from your strong loins
Seed shall be scattered,
Men to the marrow,
Wilderness tamers,
Walkers of waves.
"The Voyage To Vinland: Bioern's Beckoners" by James Russell Lowell
'Ere I entered on my journey,
As I girt my loins to start,
Ran to me my little daughter,
The beloved of my heart;
"A Parable" by James Russell Lowell
Until we entered to hale Him out
And found no more than an old
Uncleanly image girded about
The loins with scarlet and gold.
"Rimmon" by Rudyard Kipling
Behind, a past that scolds and jeers
For ungirt loins and lamps unlit;
In front, the unmanageable years,
The trap upon the Pit;
"Some Starlit Garden Grey With Dew" by William Ernest Henley
``Were I about my loins to tie
A girdle, and to hold in scorn
Beauty and Love, what then were I
But songless stream, but flowerless thorn?
"At The Gate Of The Convent" by Alfred Austin
The floods run trickling down their face,
Their hearts do prick and ache,
While they lament their woful case,
Their loins totter and shake.
"Of Hell And The Estate of Those Who Perish" by John Bunyan

In news:

0 IT'S A WRAP: Bacon-wrapped pork loin with roasted apples.
(Size of loins will vary.
Most pork loins are cut in half lengthwise and packaged as such.
Tucson News NowWinter Spiced Roast Loin of Pork.
1 whole loin of pork mulling spices (I used a packet of mulling spices that would serve 12 large glasses of cider or wine) apple cider baking spray.
Obama effort 'coming from his loins '.
David Axelrod told reporters today Obama is closing from his loins .
Obama's speech 'coming from his loins .
Lamb chops, shanks, and loins .
Canola oil 8 cloves garlic, peeled 4 shallots, peeled 2 jalapeÒo peppers, peeled and seeded 1 bunch cilantro, coarsely chopped 16 pieces lamb strip loin ( 5 oz.
4 boneless pork loin chops, cut ¾-inch thick.
Mustard sauce enhances pork loin.
Celebration to feature pork loin meal, country store, raffle and games for kids.
Tucked in the heart of Prospect Heights since February 2003, this tiny Italian restaurant offers inventive dishes like "lonzino di miale con fichi" (pork loin stuffed with figs).
4 boneless pork loin chops, 3/4 inch thick (about 1 lb total).

In science:

Loins, On the energy of some microscopic stochastic lattices, to appear in Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis, 2007. M.
Homogenized dynamics of stochastic partial differential equations with dynamical boundary conditions