What does the word bowel mean?

Usage examples for bowel

  1. This preparation only keeps a few days, and produces bowel complaints, and loss of the skin and hair, especially when insufficiently fermented. – Himalayan Journals V2. by J. D. Hooker
  2. Fortunately a young musk- deer soon afterwards broke cover close to the tent, and its flesh wonderfully restored their courage: still I was constantly harassed by threats; some of my people were suffering from cold and bowel complaints, and I from rheumatism; while one fine lad, who came from Dorjiling, was delirious with a violent fever, contracted in the lower valleys, which sadly dispirited my party. – Himalayan Journals V2. by J. D. Hooker
  3. The bowel movements, which are very frequent, are accompanied by a great deal of pain and straining. – The Mother and Her Child by William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler