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The mummification process included removal of the heart and entrails immediately upon death.
  internal organs — especially the intestines

or more rarely:

the internal parts of anything
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  • The mummification process included removal of the heart and entrails immediately upon death.
  • The oracles read the entrails to foretell the future.
  • At that time sterilized cow entrails were used to string tennis rackets.
  • But Amasa did not notice the sword in Joab’s hand; Joab struck him in the belly so that his entrails poured out on the ground, and he died.
    2 Samuel 20.10 (NRSV)

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  • Plucking the entrails of an offering forth,
    Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • With fingers that shook, I worked the entrails back into the wound.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • After hanging him they had gashed out his entrails.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • Sometimes, when I clean a kill, I feed Buttercup the entrails.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • [Buttercup] has stopped hissing at me. Entrails. No hissing. This is the closest we will ever come to love.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • But if I can hold down Greasy Sae’s concoction of mice meat, pig entrails, and tree bark — a winter specialty — I’m determined to hang on to this.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games

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  • Our holy men have better things to do, like locking themselves up in caves and reading sheep entrails.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Jeff takes the empty pail and fills it with water from the lake, pours it across the messy entrails and into the fish pens.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Stranger still, her wound wasn’t even bleeding, and there was no gore or little bits of entrails hanging out of it, like I knew to expect from horror movies.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Carefully, I eased his entrails back into place.
    Fred Gipson  --  Old Yeller
  • For portions of every day, she manages to lose herself in realms of memory: the faint impressions of the visual world before she was six, when Paris was like a vast kitchen, pyramids of cabbages and carrots everywhere; bakers’ stalls overflowing with pastries; fish stacked like cordwood in the fishmongers’ booths, the runnels awash in silver scales, alabaster gulls swooping down to carry off entrails.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • The plot is cute and complex, having largely to do with an alleged conspiracy on the part of Brandon Strathaway—Willard’s tycoon father—to dispose of old Ezra, whose hideously mutilated corpse is indeed found one morning in the entrails of a mechanical cranberry picker.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • On a rock jutting from the edge of the water, a bird tears at the entrails of a dead fish.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • If he looks too thin, I can slip him a few entrails, provided my next request is allowed.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Winston’s entrails seemed to grow cold.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • He warmed himself in the fire and ate the entrails.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • The more the worms writhe, the more I yearn to crush out their entrails!
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Keep your offer and tell your master that the crows can eat his entrails for all I care!
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • It was easy to read the message in his entrails.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Laila watched her put her thumb into its mouth, just over the lower jaw, push it in, and, in one downward stroke, remove the gills and the entrails.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • A terrible jealousy gnawed at his entrails.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • They fetch a doctor, who opens the dead body, and collects from the entrails and stomach a quantity of arsenic in a spoon.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The ground had caved in where the whale had hit it, revealing a network of galleries and passages, now largely obstructed by collapsed rubble and entrails.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • It chewed and swallowed, and the entrails hung from its mouth.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • Round about the caldron go; In the poison’d entrails throw.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • The bucket crashes to the floor, splattering chopped entrails everywhere.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • Here came the entrails, to be scraped and washed clean for sausage casings; men and women worked here in the midst of a sickening stench, which caused the visitors to hasten by, gasping.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • ’What can have made you wish to bring away that brute’s entrails, father?
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Very good guide to all your basic fortune-telling methods — palmistry, crystal balls, bird entrails.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • I will feed on your entrails!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Children were in school; men were at work; and most of the women were fastening their corsets and getting ready to go see what tails or entrails the butcher might be giving away.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • I have read the entrails!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • They said that whoever killed the Ophiotaurus and sacrificed its entrails to fire would have the power to destroy the gods.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • If thou more murmur’st, I will rend an oak And peg thee in his knotty entrails till Thou hast howl’d away twelve winters.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • Then, as they had no wine, they made libation with clear spring water, broiling the entrails first; and when the bones were burnt and tripes shared, they spitted the carved meat.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • She heard the change in his voice, felt coldness in her entrails at the sound.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • I regard you as one of those men who would stand and smile at their torturer while he cuts their entrails out, if only they have found faith or God.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • They viciously snapped, not only at each other’s disembowelments, but like flexible bows, bent round, and bit their own; till those entrails seemed swallowed over and over again by the same mouth, to be oppositely voided by the gaping wound.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • I can feel that cough stirring in me solar plexus an’ workin’ its way up through me entrails till the next thing it takes off the top o’ me head.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • I became two men, the observing one and the one who panicked, who felt Negroid even into the depths of his entrails.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Plucking the entrails of an offering forth, They could not find a heart within the beast.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • "And mind," he continued, "don’t bother me with any details of the anatomical process, or any notice of the condition of the entrails: let your operation be conducted in silence: tiens-toi tranquille, enfant; comprends-tu?"
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • But the poor buffer would have to stand all the time with his insides entrails on show.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • How must it have felt, Pikes, the night they seized your films, like entrails yanked from the camera, out of your guts, dutching them in coils and wads to stuff them up a stove to burn away!
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • St. Teresa’s own words left little to the imagination: . his great golden spear . filled with fire . plunged into me several times . penetrated to my entrails . a sweetness so extreme that one could not possibly wish it to stop.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • It tried to dance, but its entrails dragged about its legs, and the bear came and wept for the deer.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
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