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Anus   /ˈeɪnəs/   Listen

The excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canal.

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"Anus" Quotes from Famous Books

... Poppaeus, when she was 103 years old, 91 years after her first appearance. (Plinius, H.N. vii. 49.) Drumann says, when speaking of the games of Pompeius, "a woman of unusually advanced age was brought forward;" but the words of Plinius "anus pro miraculo reducta," apply to her last appearance. A woman of one-and-forty was no uncommon thing then, nor is it now. The pointing in the common texts is simply the ...
— Plutarch's Lives Volume III. • Plutarch

... said this OEnothea brought) out a leathern dildo which, when she had smeared it with oil, ground pepper, and pounded nettle seed, she commenced to force, little by little, up my anus. The merciless old virago then anointed the insides of my thighs with the same decoction; finally mixing nasturtium juice with elixir of southern wood, she gave my genitals a bath and, picking up a bunch of green nettles, she commenced to strike me gently ...
— The Satyricon, Complete • Petronius Arbiter

... earth of the Kaabeh, his head of earth from the East and his legs of earth from the West. There were created for him seven doors [or openings] in his head, to wit, the eyes, the ears, the nostrils and the mouth, and two passages, the urethra and the anus. The eyes were made the seat of the sense of sight, the ears of that of hearing, the nostrils of that of smell, the mouth of that of taste and the tongue to speak forth what is in the innermost heart of man. Adam ...
— The Book Of The Thousand Nights And One Night, Volume IV • Anonymous

... temporis solam invenies, ante cujus fenestram non anus garrula vel nugigerula mulier sedeat quae eam fabulis occupet, rumoribus aut detractionibus pascat, illius vel illius monachi vel clerici, vel alterius cujuslibet ordinis viri formam, vultum, moresque ...
— A Literary History of the English People - From the Origins to the Renaissance • Jean Jules Jusserand

... down at nine months, producing but one at a time; though in some few known instances giving birth to an Esau and Jacob:—a contingency provided for in suckling by two teats, curiously situated, one on each side of the anus; but the breasts themselves extend upwards from that. When by chance these precious parts in a nursing whale are cut by the hunter's lance, the mother's pouring milk and blood rivallingly discolour the sea for rods. The milk is very sweet and rich; ...
— Moby Dick; or The Whale • Herman Melville

... external part of the female sex organs, is a mouth shaped aperture, located laterally between the forward part of the thighs. In shape, size and structure, it much resembles the external parts of the mouth proper. It begins just in front of the anus, and extends forward above the pubic bone and a little ways up the belly. Its entire lateral length is about four ...
— Sane Sex Life and Sane Sex Living • H.W. Long

... Emery, published in the ICONES PISCIUM above quoted, and chiefly in the dorsal occupying rather more space, by commencing before the ventrals, and extending back to opposite the beginning of the anal. The anus is under the fourteenth dorsal ray. Mr. Niell's drawing also shews a series of six large roseate spots on the sides below the lateral line, and a more depressed head, with a prominent arch ...
— Journals Of Expeditions Of Discovery Into Central • Edward John Eyre

... terminal and is usually round—more rarely slit-formed; it is closed except when food is taken. An oesophagus when present is a short, invariably non-ciliated tube which is usually surrounded by a more or less clearly defined buccal armature. The anus is usually terminal. Large food particles are swallowed, ...
— Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole - Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission 21:415-468, 1901 • Gary N. Galkins

... tumour, left the rest of the world for that time in peace. Of such mighty consequence is it where those exhalations fix, and of so little from whence they proceed. The same spirits which in their superior progress would conquer a kingdom descending upon the anus, conclude ...
— A Tale of a Tub • Jonathan Swift

... Sometimes this is impossible, although after lying down for a while and applying ice or cold water the mass may shrink so as to admit of its return. When a large mass is thus protruded and cannot be returned, and becomes nipped by the anus muscles, it undergoes inflammation and is very painful, but a cure often results from its destruction. Such a mode of cure is not a ...
— The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI) • Various

... out with a brief farewell. Rice sat down upon his one cane chair, and folded his anus. The ...
— The Survivor • E.Phillips Oppenheim

Words linked to "Anus" :   rectum, arsehole, bunghole, asshole, anal sphincter, anal, orifice, sphincter ani, arse, porta, opening, musculus sphincter ani

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