womb


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Womb \Womb\ (w[=oo]m), n. [OE. wombe, wambe, AS. wamb, womb;
   akin to D. wam belly, OS. & OHG. wamba, G. wamme, wampe,
   Icel. v["o]mb, Sw. v[*a]mb, Dan. vom, Goth. wamba.]
   1. The belly; the abdomen. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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            And he coveted to fill his woman of the cods that
            the hogs eat, and no man gave him.    --Wyclif (Luke
                                                  xv. 16).
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            An I had but a belly of any indifferency, I were
            simply the most active fellow in Europe. My womb, my
            womb, my womb undoes me.              --Shak.
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   2. (Anat.) The uterus. See Uterus.
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   3. The place where anything is generated or produced.
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            The womb of earth the genial seed receives.
                                                  --Dryden.
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   4. Any cavity containing and enveloping anything.
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            The center spike of gold
            Which burns deep in the bluebell's womb. --R.
                                                  Browning.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Womb \Womb\, v. t.
   To inclose in a womb, or as in a womb; to breed or hold in
   secret. [Obs.] --Shak.
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