• WordNet 3.6
    • n paunch a protruding abdomen
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Paunch A noticeably protruding belly; a potbelly.
    • Paunch (Naut) A paunch mat; -- called also panch.
    • Paunch (Anat) The belly and its contents; the abdomen; also, the first stomach, or rumen, of ruminants. See Rumen.
    • Paunch The thickened rim of a bell, struck by the clapper.
    • Paunch To pierce or rip the belly of; to eviscerate; to disembowel.
    • Paunch To stuff with food.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n paunch The belly; the abdomen.
    • n paunch Specifically, in zoology, the rumen. See cut under ruminant.
    • n paunch Nautical
    • n paunch Same as paunce, 2.
    • paunch To pierce or rip the belly of; stick or stab in the belly; eviscerate.
    • paunch To fill the paunch of; stuff with food.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Paunch pawnsh or pänsh the belly: the first and largest stomach of a ruminant
    • v.t Paunch to eviscerate
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. panch, pance, F. panse, L. pantex, panticis,


In literature:

I filled my paunch of midnights with chicken soup.
"Tales of the Chesapeake" by George Alfred Townsend
Flanks had filled out and paunches sagged heavily, nearly touching the snow.
"The Yellow Horde" by Hal G. Evarts
The victor, sacrificing them with greedy teeth, plunged them into the Tartarean recesses of his capacious paunch.
"The Fables of Phædrus" by Phaedrus
And a wolf coming by swallowed the paunch and Thumbkin with it.
"Europa's Fairy Book" by Joseph Jacobs
Fat paunches bode lean pows.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
It was the likeness of a solid man with a paunch, a huge square beard, small squinting eyes, and a bald head.
"Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by Various
M. Louis gave M. Muller a friendly dig in his comfortable paunch.
"Fantômas" by Pierre Souvestre
Meanwhile, the paunch swells and the intestine labours.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
His body was wiry and muscular, with only a small paunch at the waist.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
That sort of important paunch was very distasteful to her.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

In poetry:

I am no callow Christian,
No pus-paunched prelate, I,
I hope not for salvation,
Nor fear the day, I'll die
"Mercenary's Song (AD 1600)" by General George S Patton Jnr
Now I’m off with my old kicker,
On my daily task.
Stay ! Since you have paunched the
Hand me back that flask.
"The Patrol And The Gold-Digger" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
We picked him up the Lord knows where!
At noon we came across him
Asleep beside a hunk of bear—
His paunch was bulged with ’possum.
"Peter the Piccaninny" by Henry Kendall
She will go to serve the bed
Of a fat man with no God,
A guts that cannot walk,
A belly hiding his own feet,
A rolling paunch
Between itself and love.
"Vengeance" by Edward Powys Mathers
Let no one his unhallow'd victuals eat,
Or stuff his paunch, like a voracious swine,
'Till he has begg'd a blessing on his meat,
And gratefully acknowledg'd aid divine.
"Advice To Ev'ry Master Of A Family, To Govern His House In A Religious Manner" by Rees Prichard
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

In news:

Huron will be paid $32.50 per ton of paunch, the undigested food in the belly of animals when they are slaughtered.
And some caped marvels have aged, developing paunches and mid-life crises.
"If I had abs," said the comedian Artie Lange as he held his medicine ball-sized paunch in his hands, "I would be dead.
The balding, middle-aged man does not look the part of a criminal mastermind, with his wire-rimmed glasses, polo shirts and paunch.
(CBS) At an age when many retired NFL players have traded their pads for a paunch and a place on the sofa, Herschel Walker is rocking a fighter's physique.
Huron has agreed to accept waste known as paunch from the Northern Beef Packers plant in Aberdeen, according to The Plainsman of Huron.
Huron to accept Northern Beef Packers paunch .
"What happens on the porch stays on the porch ," says Duck, a former high school gridiron star now in his 30s and sensitive about his expanding paunch.
As a new work week began in Postville, Iowa, last November, Jeff Abbas, with his bushy gray beard and ample paunch, manned the mike at the town's lone radio station, KPVL.
Huron to accept Northern Beef Packers paunch.
Huron has agreed to accept waste known as paunch from the Northern Beef Packers plant in Aberdeen, according to The Plainsman of Huron .
Sam Rockwell is sitting on the stoop of his girlfriend's tidy pastel house in Studio City, California — a wrinkled burgher with a beat-up cowboy hat and a slight paunch.