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Bowels, 1) the entrails: “whose b. suddenly burst out,” John V, 6, 30. V, 7, 31. H4A V, 3, 36. H5 II, 1, 54. R3 I, 4, 212. Caes. V, 3, 42. Tropically: “gnaws the b. of the commonwealth,” H6A III, 1, 73. “tearing his country's b. out,” Cor. V, 3, 103. Considered as the seat of pity, tenderness, and of sensibility in general: “and bids you, in the b. of the lord, deliver up the crown,” H5 II, 4, 102. “there is no lady of more softer b.” Troil. II, 2, 11. “my b. cannot hide her woes,” Tit. III, 1, 231. “thou thing of no b. thou,” Troil. II, 1, 54.
2) that which is one's own flesh and blood, children: “thine own b., which do call thee sire, the mere effusion of thy proper loins, do curse the gout . . . for ending thee no sooner,” Meas. III, 1, 29.
3) the inner part of any thing: “the cannons have their b. full of wrath,” John II, 210. “out of the b. of the harmless earth,” H4A I, 3, 61. “rushed into the b. of the battle,” H6A I, 1, 129. “rushing in the b. of the French,” IV, 7, 42. “into the fatal b. of the deep,” R3 III, 4, 103. “into the b. of the land,” V, 2, 3. pouring war “into the b. of ungrateful Rome,” Cor. IV, 5, 136. “when some envious surge will in his brinish b. swallow him,” Tit. III, 1, 97.
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