Usage examples for midriff

  1. As the bullet is propelled by the " going off" of the powder, as it might be said that the ribs are raised and the midriff depressed by the " going off" of certain portions of muscular work- stuff. – Aphorisms and Reflections from the works of T. H. Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley
  2. Laughter, even though it come from the throat rather than the midriff, tends to dispel morbid humours, and when he woke next morning, after unusually sound sleep, Will had a pleasure in the sunlight such as he had not known for a long time. – Will Warburton by George Gissing
  3. Only, it's a beastly thing to see that for their favourite attitude;- like some dog of a fellow weak in the fists, weaker in the midriff, at a fair, who cries, Come on, and prays his gods you won't. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  4. I must assure you, Mr. Random, no man on earth is more pleased than I am at this triumph of your character: and, as the news of your misfortune panged me to the very entrails, this manifestation of your innocence makes my midriff quiver with joy. – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
  5. Having suffered from severe attacks of bleeding from the lungs, my maximum with midriff and rib breathing is only 220, but with collar- bone breathing I barely reach 180! – The Mechanism of the Human Voice by Emil Behnke
  6. Now hold the breath, not by shutting the glottis, but by keeping the midriff down and the chest walls extended, and count four mentally, at the rate of sixty per minute. – The Mechanism of the Human Voice by Emil Behnke
  7. Whereas, when cleft from scalp to midriff by the Baron's long sword, he became of no value either to himself or to others. – The Strong Arm by Robert Barr
  8. And that gave me an odd little earthquaky feeling in the neighborhood of the midriff, for I knew then that my secret had been no secret at all. – The Prairie Wife by Arthur Stringer
  9. Blind hearts have the general folk of men; for could they have discovered the truth, never would stalwart Aias in anger for the arms have struck through his midriff the sharp sword- even he who after Achilles was best in battle of all men whom, to win back his bride for fair- haired Menelaos, the fair breeze of straight- blowing Zephyros wafted in swift ships toward Ilos' town. – The Extant Odes of Pindar by Pindar
  10. The third more worthy of being called a miracle, was, when being twice admonished in his sleep, to cut the artery that lies between the fore finger and the thumb, and doing it accordingly, he was freed from a continual daily pain with which he was afflicted in that part where the liver is joined to the midriff; and this he has testified at the end of his book of Venesection. – Miscellanies upon Various Subjects by John Aubrey