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Disembowel   Listen
verb
Disembowel  v. t.  
1.
To take or let out the bowels or interior parts of; to eviscerate. "Soon after their death, they are disemboweled." "Roaring floods and cataracts that sweep From disemboweled earth the virgin gold."
2.
To take or draw from the body, as the web of a spider. (R.) "Her disemboweled web."






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"Disembowel" Quotes from Famous Books



... compliments; and that I should select my rapier with a pleasant kind of feeling, like that experienced by the satirist about to write a brilliant article while picking out a pen with a suitable nib. On the other hand, if a murderous brute with truculent eyes and gnashing teeth attempts to disembowel me with a butcher's knife, the instinct of self-preservation comes out in all its old original ferocity, inspiring the heart with such implacable fury that after spilling his blood I could spurn his ...
— The Purple Land • W. H. Hudson

... you back car fare when they hold you up, and if they murder you they will do it easy and lay you out with your hands across on your breast and notify the coroner, but your White Chapel murderer wants to disembowel you and cut you up into chunks, and throw your remains head first into something nasty, and if you have money enough on your person to buy a bottle of gin your murderer is as well satisfied as though he got ...
— Peck's Bad Boy Abroad • George W. Peck

... he's doing. Besides, Asensio wouldn't let him be hurt. I took pains to tell him that if ever he permitted Esteban to suffer so much as a scratch I would disembowel him with his own machete. He knows me. Now, then, it is growing cool and the night air carries fevers. Creep into your bed and dream about ...
— Rainbow's End • Rex Beach

... warm friends personally, and held one another in great esteem. Yet I can clearly recollect Giannoli one evening, with tears in his eyes, assuring me that his first duty when the Revolution broke out would be to disembowel his dear friend. ...
— A Girl Among the Anarchists • Isabel Meredith



Words linked to "Disembowel" :   eviscerate, remove, take away, withdraw



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