Usually, bowels. the intestine.
a part of the intestine.


the inward or interior parts:
the bowels of the earth.
Archaic. feelings of pity or compassion.

to disembowel.
Contemporary Examples

Dame Edna Mouths Off Kevin Sessums March 16, 2010
Who Is Philip Roth’s Portnoy Satirizing? Bernard Avishai August 27, 2012
A Nuclear Meltdown Survivor Story Tony Doukopil March 16, 2011
The Costa Concordia’s Randy Reckless Captain Takes the Stand Barbie Latza Nadeau December 1, 2014
Morsi and the Military: Egypt President Firm on Constitution Vote Mike Giglio December 8, 2012

Historical Examples

The Electric Bath George M. Schweig
The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson Robert Southey
The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson, Volumes One and Two Harriette Wilson
The Cook and Housekeeper’s Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, Mary Eaton
New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers Various

an intestine, esp the large intestine in man
(pl) innards; entrails
(pl) the deep or innermost part (esp in the phrase the bowels of the earth)
(pl) (archaic) the emotions, esp of pity or sympathy
The intestine.


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