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loin

(loyn),
The part of the side and back between the ribs and the pelvis.
Synonym(s): lumbus
[Fr. longe; E. lumbus]

loin

(loin) the part of the back between the thorax and pelvis.

loin

(loin)
n.
1. The part of the body of a human or quadruped on either side of the backbone and between the ribs and hips.
2. loins
a. The region of the hips, groin, and lower abdomen.
b. The reproductive organs.

loin

Etymology: ME, loyn, flank
a part of the body on each side of the spinal column between the false ribs and the hip bones.

loin

 The lower back from below the ribs to the pelvis

loin

(loyn)
The part of the side and back between the ribs and the pelvis.
Synonym(s): lumbus.
[Fr. longe; E. lumbus]

loin

The soft tissue of the back, on either side of the spine, between the lowest ribs and the pelvis. Compare GROIN.

loin

the lumbar region of the back, between the thorax and pelvis.

loin disease
References in classic literature ?
at once shadowy and sensual, A tender loin of beef, a hind-quarter of veal, a spare-rib of pork, a particular chicken, or a remarkably praiseworthy turkey, which had perhaps adorned his board in the days of the elder Adams, would be remembered; while all the subsequent experience of our race, and all the events that brightened or darkened his individual career, had gone over him with as little permanent effect as the passing breeze.
Pray, senora," he added, "manage to save some tow, as there will be no want of some one to use it, for my loins too are rather sore.
There have been from the loins of this very one great men and good women, and their graves make sacred the earth where alone this foulness can dwell.
Aramis received a ball which passed through his shoulder, and Mousqueton another ball which lodged in the fleshy part which prolongs the lower portion of the loins.
Edmond opened his eyes, complained of great pain in his knee, a feeling of heaviness in his head, and severe pains in his loins.
Every one assented, and Ulysses girded his old rags about his loins, thus baring his stalwart thighs, his broad chest and shoulders, and his mighty arms; but Minerva came up to him and made his limbs even stronger still.
I should have come to the church tomorrow, but, alas, shall be prevented from doing so by the pain in my loins.
Rough and steep was the path indicated by divine suggestion; mossy and declining the green way along which Temptation strewed flowers; but whereas, methought, the Deity of Love, the Friend of all that exists, would smile well-pleased were I to gird up my loins and address myself to the rude ascent; so, on the other hand, each inclination to the velvet declivity seemed to kindle a gleam of triumph on the brow of the man-hating, God-defying demon.
After these he struck Chersidamas in the loins under his shield as he had just sprung down from his chariot; so he fell in the dust and clutched the earth in the hollow of his hand.
He wore a richly decorated admiral's frock-coat, a laced chapeau bras, and upon his breast were a variety of ribbons and orders; while the simple islander, with the exception of a slight cincture about his loins, appeared in all the nakedness of nature.
So that you must perceive, I am forced to choose horses whose loins are straight and wide, otherwise I break them down in two hours.
The men wore the maro, a band one foot in width and several feet in length, swathed round the loins, and formed of tappa, or cloth of bark; the kihei, or mantle, about six feet square, tied in a knot over one shoulder, passed under the opposite arm, so as to leave it bare, and falling in graceful folds before and behind, to the knee, so as to bear some resemblance to a Roman toga.