embowel


Also found in: Dictionary.
See: eviscerate
References in periodicals archive ?
In his correspondence with his brother, Thomas Harris refers elsewhere to Fielding in this way, by surname only (even if here, as a nod to the fact that he is conveying a secret, he "embowels" the name).
Cases mentioned by the author are, where the prisoner was drawn or dragged to the place of execution, in treason; or where he was emboweled alive, beheaded, and quartered, in high treason.
Suddenly, Falstaff shouted "Emboweled" (5.4.111), arose laboriously, and triumphantly reclaimed the stage.
indeed." Falstaff brazenly remakes himself from an emboweled corpse
This notion of the human body as currency in the power struggle at hand is given fuller expression with Hal's intention to see Falstaff "emboweled" and Falstaff's own upstaging of Hal's and Lancaster's soldiering by his dragging of Hotspur's body across the foreground of the action, claiming that they "fought a long hour by Shrewsbury clock" (179).
It is precisely at the point of the invasion, a "flood that swelled from some embowelled mount of woe" that Dobell most clearly breaks from metrical regularity (and note again in "emboweled" the excremental trope, which Dobell consistently links to rhythmic spasm): Waveless, foamless, sure and slow, Silent o'er the vale below, Till nigher still and nigher comes the seeth [sic] of fields on fire, And the thrash of falling tress, and the steam of rivers dry, And before the burning flood the wild things of the wood Skulk and scream, and fight, and fall, and flee, and fly.