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Definition internal organs — especially the intestines

or more rarely:

the internal parts of anything
  • The mummification process included removal of the heart and entrails immediately upon death.
entrails = internal organs — especially the intestines
  • 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)
  • Plucking the entrails of an offering forth,
    Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • There was another spasm in his entrails, the heavy boots were approaching.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • entrails = internal organs
  • With fingers that shook, I worked the entrails back into the wound.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • entrails = intestines
  • After hanging him they had gashed out his entrails.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • entrails = internal organs — especially the intestines
  • Sometimes, when I clean a kill, I feed Buttercup the entrails.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • entrails = internal organs
  • Winston's entrails contracted.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • entrails = internal organs
  • Winston's entrails seemed to have turned into ice.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • entrails = internal organs
  • For a moment it felt as though his entrails were being ground to pulp between the two muscular hips, then he had broken through, sweating a little.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • entrails = internal organs
  • Winston's entrails seemed to grow cold.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • entrails = internal organs
  • 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
  • [Buttercup] has stopped hissing at me. Entrails. No hissing. This is the closest we will ever come to love.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • 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
  • 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
  • It was easy to read the message in his entrails.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Old, cold, withered, and of intolerable entrails?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • They had to listen to him dying for six hours, with his entrails torn with slugs.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim

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