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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
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We have to wait until 2016 to see whether Swedish "vampire actor" Alexander Skarsgard, next in line for the loincloth, can do it.
Public demonstrations are commonplace in the Mexico City but nude and scantily clad protesters wearing politician's faces emblazoned across loincloths are startling anywhere on earth especially in a nation where modesty and Catholic mores are the norm.
The inventors of the female loincloth say the idea is to emancipate women from the constraints of conventional tight-fitting underwear, as well as from the hassles of finding the right size.
He's also focused on the comedic side - pop-up sheep, singing camels, conspiratorial looks, illuminated halos and wiggling loincloths highlight the evening's irresistible fun.
Today, pop stars and talk show hosts tout yoga for everything from pimples to heart disease, while pictures of incredibly buff women and men in human pretzel positions have replaced that old guy in the loincloth.
The Fifth Element's Milla Jovovich steals the show, arriving virtually naked, in a chain-mail loincloth and a gold necklace for a bra.
Their tools, cave paintings and burial customs reveal it all to him just as if the man in the loincloth were free-associating in his consulting room.
One portrays a squat male figure wearing a loincloth and headband.
But, then, the appeal of fancy dress has always been lost on me, for I have always felt self-conscious and silly when asked to wear it - although I seem to remember I did make a fairly convincing Mahatma Gandhi is days when I had the figure for a loincloth.
Quote: "I've done elephant riding in a loincloth, and let me tell you, it's like straddling a barbecue brush.
Which prompted Keith to go the gym and get into shape for wearing the loincloth.
And where did the great Mahatma Gandhi, later that iconic little man in a white loincloth, learn his law and conceive the notion of Indian independence?