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- n. Plural form of loin.
- n. The lower abdomen, groin and genitalia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the region of the hips and groin and lower abdomen
- n. the lower part of the abdomen just above the external genital organs
But "loins" is what we should expect, not "belly" (womb), which applies to the woman.
I’d reached the age where lit-up eyes were a rarity for me, so I could feel the whole notion of her steal up my legs and through my loins and upper body every time thereafter when I happened to see her I love the word loins and would like to bring it back.
"The lumbar region is what is commonly called the loins, sir."
In our loins are the possibilities of millions of lives.
One can only hope that your loins are as barren as your intellect and that you will not have the opportunity to spawn a future generation of hateful little Chrises to carry on your “legacy”.
She was beginning to understand that this hollow ache she felt in her loins was a direct response to the virile hardness of Webb.
And about his loins was a belt sup - porting a small, fastened case and a long dagger of pointed bone.
And about his loins was a belt supporting a small, fastened case and a long dagger of pointed bone.
About his loins was the torn skin of a lion and his gray hair hung in wild ragged locks upon his bone-thin shoulders.
Round his loins was a tiger-skin, and a lion-skin formed his upper garments.
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