We could not properly begin a pleasure excursion on Sunday; we could not offer untried stomachs
to so pitiless a sea as that.
I had then such convulsions in my stomach
, for want of some sustenance, as I cannot describe; with such frequent throes and pangs of appetite as nothing but the tortures of death can imitate; and in this condition I was when I heard the seamen above cry out, 'A sail!
"What you don't want to stomach
you ain't goin' to stomach
But my stomach is young, and I have not seen many Rains.
What is in thy stomach?" Kaa's head was close to Mowgli's ear; and it was a little time before the boy answered.
We had still some biltong left, but our stomachs
turned from biltong, and besides, we were obliged to be very sparing of it, for we could not say when we should find more food.
Then the warriors rested a space and patted their stomachs
, and smiled across at each other like bosom friends; for a man when he as dined looks out pleasantly upon the world.
felt so empty, that it seemed as if it would be impossible ever to fill it again; still he had patience for another half-hour, which appeared to him like a century.
So the cow was killed, and cut up; and the stomach, in which Tom lay, was thrown out upon a dunghill.
A hungry wolf sprang out, and swallowed up the whole stomach, with Tom in it, at one gulp, and ran away.
They had enormous stomachs
, some of which actually seemed to be artificial.
A full stomach conduces to inaction, and the cub lay in the cave, sleeping against his mother's side.
To have a full stomach, to doze lazily in the sunshine--such things were remuneration in full for his ardours and toils, while his ardours and tolls were in themselves self-remunerative.
Presently his captors discovered that he was conscious, and as they had little stomach for carrying a heavy man through the jungle heat, they set him upon his feet and forced him forward among them, pricking him now and then with their spears, yet with every manifestation of the superstitious awe in which they held him.
Life, as they saw it, consisted principally in keeping their stomachs filled.