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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Stomach.
 
Appetite: “He who hath no stomach for this fight.” (Shakespeare: Henry V., iv. 3.)   1
   Appetite for honours, etc., or ambition: “Wolsey was a man of an unbounded stomach.” (Henry VIII., iv. 2.)   2
   Appetite or inclination: “Let me praise you while I have the stomach.” (Merchant of Venice, iii. 5.)   3
   Stomach. To swallow, to accept with appetite, to digest.   4
   To stomach an insult. To swallow it and not resent it.   5
        “If you must believe, stomach not all.”—Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra, iii. 4.
   Stomach, meaning “wrath,” and the verb “to be angry,” is the Latin stom’achus, stomacha’ri.   6
        “Peli’dæ stomachum cedere nescii.” Horace. (“The stomach [wrath] of relentless Achilles.”)
        “Stomachabatur si quid asperius dixerim.”—Cicero. (“His stomach rose if I spoke sharper than usual.”)
   The fourth stomach of ruminating animals is called the aboma’sus or aboma’sum (from ab-oma’sum).   7
 


 Stolen Things are Sweet.Stone (1 syl.). 

 
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