Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of afterbirth.

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Examples

  • However you are mistaken about stem cell research: Real Christians don't oppose it as long as it comes from "afterbirths" and not live babies.

    Are Progressives the New Moderates?

  • The interactions between the bacteria and blood and afterbirths and stillborn piglets and urine and excrement and chemicals and drugs turn the lagoons pink.

    Boing Boing

  • The interactions between the bacteria and blood and afterbirths and stillborn piglets and urine and excrement and chemicals and drugs turn the lagoons pink.

    Leslie Hatfield: Doth Smithfield Protest Too Much? Swine Flu Brings Focus to Factory Farm Practices

  • The interactions between the bacteria and blood and afterbirths and stillborn piglets and urine and excrement and chemicals and drugs turn the lagoons pink.

    Deirdre Imus: Beyond Swine Flu - Could Factory Farms Be the Cause of the Next Man-Made Pandemic?

  • We drink her, brew her, cook her up into okra gumbo, into a lifelong Scorpionic soup of afterbirths and Extreme Unctions, secretions and family secrets:

    My New Orleans

  • We drink her, brew her, cook her up into okra gumbo, into a lifelong Scorpionic soup of afterbirths and Extreme Unctions, secretions and family secrets:

    My New Orleans

  • But the temple had been beautifully kept ever since; the offered afterbirths were placed in an ooze-proof basket and taken away regularly to be ritually burned by the flaminica Dialis (or, in these days, by her designated replacement), and no temple floor was cleaner or temple interior sweeter-smelling.

    Fortune's Favorites

  • Quite often I didn't smell so good because no amount of bathing in antiseptics could wholly banish the redolence of delivering decomposing calves and the removal of afterbirths.

    Every living thing

  • This disease, which causes contagious abortion in cattle, ruined thousands of good farmers of my generation and was also a constant menace to the veterinary surgeons who had to deliver the premature calves and remove the afterbirths.

    Every living thing

  • And the filth of the afterbirths, that come forth from between her thighs, and the children that are born the same hour.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete

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