Embowel

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Embowel To disembowel. "The barbarous practice of emboweling .""The boar . . . makes his trough
      In your emboweled bosoms."
    • Embowel To imbed; to hide in the inward parts; to bury. "Or deep emboweled in the earth entire."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • embowel To inclose in another substance; embed; bury.
    • embowel To remove the bowels or internal parts of; eviscerate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Embowel em-bow′el properly, to enclose in something else; but also used for disembowel, to remove the entrails from
    • pr.p Embowel embow′elling; pa.p. embow′elled
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Usage

In literature:

The caves were all embowelled in the Surreyside formation; the soil was all betrodden by the light pump of T. P. Cooke.
"Memories and Portraits" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I have caused it to be embowelled, and deposited in a vault, till I have orders from England.
"Clarissa Harlowe, Volume 9 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
The graves were all embowelled in the Surrey-side formation; the soil was all betrodden by the light pump of T. P. Cooke.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 9" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In poetry:

"For them our tusky elephant expires;
For them we drain the mine's embowell'd gold;
Where rove the brutal nation's wild desires?—
Our limbs are purchased, and our life is sold!
"Elegy XX. He Compares His Humble Fortune With the Distress of Others" by William Shenstone