paunchiness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n paunchiness the bodily property of a protruding belly
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n paunchiness A paunchy or big-bellied condition.
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Usage

In literature:

A horrible, paunchy brute.
"Under Western Eyes" by Joseph Conrad
It is then a miniature specimen of exotic pottery, a paunchy alcarraza.
"The Wonders of Instinct" by J. H. Fabre
M. Sisteron was short, paunchy, bald, and bearded.
"The Days Before Yesterday" by Lord Frederick Hamilton
They were mostly paunchy men who talked of contracts and profits.
"The Sword of Antietam" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Dan was apparent fifty plus, a little paunchy and stubbled.
"Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctorow
PANZA, SANCHO, Don Quixote's squire, a squat, paunchy peasant endowed with rude common-sense, but incapable of imagination.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
I was ashamed of sponging on Paunchy, and could not bring myself to come back to the saloon where he would willingly have fed me.
"Shandygaff" by Christopher Morley
Somewhere in his paunchy little body he kept a perpetual bill of fare, checked off or unchecked.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 75, January, 1864" by Various
A paunchy, bowlegged figure, topped by a white Texas sombrero, was coming straight toward them.
"Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X" by Victor Appleton
Meanwhile, paunchy with wind and wetness, unmannerly clouds came smoking out of the blackened west.
"Gentle Julia" by Booth Tarkington
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In poetry:

The land our children's sons will need,
That land we have wide open thrown
To heathen knaves of other breed
And paunchy pirates of our own :
We give away earth's greatest prize,
And pat ourselves, and call us wise.
"The Prodigals" by Robert James Campbell Stead

In news:

A balding, somewhat paunchy, middle-aged man walks into a plastic surgeon's office and holds up a picture of a youthful Mr America.
Katherine Hebert studies how planning can reduce paunchiness .
NASCAR RISING / Why are sports' newest superstars paunchy white men.
He's getting paunchy, he just tracked mud all over the carpet, and you're pretty sure it's him making that smell at night, not the dog.
), Dr La Puma had become SADly paunchy.
Katherine Hebert studies how planning can reduce paunchiness.
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