stomacher

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stomacher garment consisting of a V-shaped panel of stiff material worn over the chest and stomach in the 16th century
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A cow has four compartments in its stomach
    • Stomacher An ornamental covering for the breast, worn originally both by men and women. Those worn by women were often richly decorated. "A stately lady in a diamond stomacher ."
    • Stomacher One who stomachs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Moths have no stomach.
    • n stomacher One who stomachs, in any sense of the word.
    • n stomacher A stomachic; an appetizer.
    • n stomacher A part of the dress covering the front of the body, generally forming the lower part of the bodice in front and usually projecting down into the skirt or lapping over it—the name being given to the whole front piece covering the pit of the stomach and the breast. In some fashions the stomacher was richly embroidered, and ornamented with jewels, as in Europe in the sixteenth century.
    • n stomacher A plaque or brooch, usually large, the name being derived from that part of the dress upon which the brooch was worn.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The starfish is one of the few animals who can turn it's stomach inside-out
    • ns Stomacher a part of the dress covering the front of the body, generally forming the lower part of the bodice in front, sometimes richly ornamented: a large brooch
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Quotations

  • St. Jerome
    St. Jerome
    “A fat stomach never breeds fine thoughts.”
  • St. Jerome
    St. Jerome
    “When the stomach is full, it is easy to talk of fasting.”
  • Euripides
    Euripides
    “When a man's stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.”
  • Saadi
    Saadi
    “He who is a slave to his stomach seldom worships God.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “A hungry stomach has no ears.”
  • Boris Pasternak
    Boris Pasternak
    “That's metaphysics, my dear fellow. It's forbidden me by my doctor, my stomach won't take it.”

Idioms

Butterflies in your stomach - The nervous feeling before something important or stressful is known as butterflies in your stomach.
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Cast iron stomach - A person with a cast iron stomach can eat or drink anything without any ill effects.
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Eyes are bigger than one's stomach - If someone's eyes are bigger than their stomach, they are greedy and take on more than they can consume or manage.
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Your belly button is bigger than your stomach - If your belly button is bigger than your stomach, you take on more responsibilities than you can handle.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. estomac—L. stomachus—Gr. stomachos, the throat, stomach—stoma, a mouth.

Usage

In literature:

For indigestion (catarrh of the stomach) cause sour stomach and foul breath.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
He swore, coldly and methodically, while his stomach dug knots in itself.
"Police Your Planet" by Lester del Rey
In other cases where both sides are equally swollen, the stomach and small intestines contain gas.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
Half way up his feet flew from under him, landing him upon his stomach.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
A creature that feels and moves requires a stomach to carry food in.
"Form and Function" by E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
The going was up grade and you can't climb fast on a full stomach.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
Even now my stomach feels a bit queer, as if it might not be just where it ought to be.
"The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk" by Thornton W. Burgess
It's good, but murder on the Earthman's stomach.
"On the Trail of the Space Pirates" by Carey Rockwell
There was just enough to tantalise the poor brutes without filling their stomachs.
"The Bush Boys" by Captain Mayne Reid
Food and water carry hostile germs down into the stomach.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
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In poetry:

Honey is not, for a full stomach, good,
Nor, for ungodly men, a prosp'rous way,
Wine, for the fev'rish, is no proper food,
Nor is health good, for those that disobey.
"Reasons To Persuade The Sick To Be Patient" by Rees Prichard
Delightful task! to cram the hungry maw,
To teach the empty stomach how to fill,
To pour red port adown the parched craw;
Without one dread dessert—to pay the bill.
"Reflections of A Poet: On Being Invited To A Great Dinner" by Thomas Gent
Christ is not food, to glut the paunch design'd,
Or for the stomach and the teeth to grind,
But the soul's hunger fully to allay,
Thro' ardent faith, in a mysterious way.
"A Preparation For The Holy Communion" by Rees Prichard
Here, on a bench a skeleton would writhe from,
Angry and sore, I wait to be admitted:
Wait till my heart is lead upon my stomach,
While at their ease two dressers do their chores.
"Waiting" by William Ernest Henley
He says that a woman of my plaint complaining,
If she was a woman at all half discreet,
Would shudder to think every day she is maiming
Her stomach with trash, and such stuff as we eat!
"Mrs. Merdle Discourseth Of Hygiene And Fish Sauce" by Horatio Alger Jr
His heavy eyelids droop half-over,
Great pouches swing beneath his eyes.
He listens, thinks himself the lover,
Heaves from his stomach wheezy sighs;
He likes to feel his heart's a-breaking.
"Wagner" by Rupert Brooke

In news:

CANBERRA , Australia — Australian best-selling author Bryce Courtenay has died of stomach cancer.
So Tuesday night against the Warriors rolls around and early-season savior Tyson Chandler can't go because his stomach is an active volcano.
Whether or not you could stomach seeing the original "Human Centipede ," you surely know what it was about.
The guys in this video really have a taste for the stuff — and some strong stomachs.
I've used the VPI machines many times before, but honestly couldn't stomach the price.
Starbuck's new coffee cup is bigger than human stomach.
My horse often seems to have built-up gas and stomach pain.
If your stomach pain is due to ulcerative colitis , there's plenty of help available.
58-Year-Old Male Presents With Stomach Mass.
Disease begins in the stomach.
It functions to carry food from the mouth to the stomach.
Mr Sliwa was shot in the stomach and legs.
Thriller Rod Lott If you don't mind subtitles and have a strong stomach, "I Saw the Devil" may be the best thriller you'll see all year.
I don't recommend watching Leviathan on a full stomach.
So imagine what it might do to your stomach if you drink some.
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In science:

She starts to drink milk and eat some fruit and cereal, when her Memex vibrates with a reminder message saying that the last time she ate fruit on the day of a training session, her stomach felt sick and she couldn’t run beyond 1.5 miles.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
Figure 9: The frog, the baby and the stomach (dynamical view, best evolved shapes, target contour superimposed).
Epigenetic Tracking, a Method to Generate Arbitrary Shapes By Using Evolutionary-Developmental Techniques
In the lower part the development sequence of the stomach.
Epigenetic Tracking, a Method to Generate Arbitrary Shapes By Using Evolutionary-Developmental Techniques
Figures 7-11 show the results of experiments conducted with nine black-and-white targets (the horse, the couple, the hand, the dolphin, the map of Britain, the foot, the frog, the baby, the stomach) and two experiments conducted with colour targets (the french flag and the head).
Epigenetic Tracking, a Method to Generate Arbitrary Shapes By Using Evolutionary-Developmental Techniques
Fukuda Y, Bamba H, Okui M. et al. Helicobacter pylori infection increases mucosal permeability of the stomach and intestine.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
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