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armpit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n armpit the hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder "they were up to their armpits in water"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Listerine mouthwash can be used as a deoderant. Douse your armpits with it and the smell vanishes within a couple minutes.
    • n Armpit The hollow beneath the junction of the arm and shoulder; the axilla.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Members of the Nazi SS had their blood type tattooed on their armpits.
    • n armpit The hollow place or cavity under the shoulder; the axilla.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Arm, + pit,

Usage

In literature:

He had thrown off his coat and cap, and his sleeveless arms were bare to the armpits.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
Clinch's big automatic bulged under his armpit.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
Once more the detectives began to call for assistance, for they now were sunk to their armpits in the sand.
"The Bradys Beyond Their Depth" by Anonymous
It is possible that I stuck my thumbs into my armpits and waggled my fingers.
"IT and Other Stories" by Gouverneur Morris
Wide pads should be placed over the ribs under the outside splint to fill the space above the hips and under the armpit.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various
Apply cold water or ice to the head, face, chest and armpits.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
His eyes questioned me, once, as the water came up about his armpits.
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
The bolt had gone through his left shoulder just above the armpit and pinned him to the oaken post of a doorway.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Daoud jabbed de Gobignon under the armpit, so hard that he felt the flexible metal of his saif bend.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
The late morning sun beat without mercy on the open deck, and sweat trickled down from Raoul's armpits.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
He fitted the stock of the weapon into his armpit, and raised the barrel.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
And her fingers, under Peter's scrawny armpits, tightened until he grunted.
"The Country Beyond" by James Oliver Curwood
It has a black triangular scar at each armpit.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Getting it in the very nick of time, and eluding Horble's right hand, he fired twice through the armpit down.
"Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas" by Lloyd Osbourne
The water was rising to his armpits.
"Dwellers in the Hills" by Melville Davisson Post
Again to the giddy cornice Rua lifted his eyes, And again beheld men passing in the armpit of the skies.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 14 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The luxation was downward and forward, and the strong, nervous reaction of the muscles had pulled the head of the bone deep into my armpit.
"Alaska Days with John Muir" by Samual Hall Young
He stooped and put his hands under the unconscious Lusine's armpits.
"Rastignac the Devil" by Philip José Farmer
I then put it in my coat-sleeve, when it ran and nestled in my armpit.
"A Year in the Fields" by John Burroughs
Making as little disturbance as possible, Drew sank to his armpits in the pellucid waters, and then began to swim.
"Doubloons--and the Girl" by John Maxwell Forbes
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In poetry:

I try to learn from him too
But can’t stop my tears
From flowing over the gold frames
When I run off with The Four Seasons under my armpits.
"Paintings" by Marin Sorescu

In news:

Guest Jay Amabile of the blog, The Sexy Armpit, unmasks the proof.
Unshaven armpits make the news.
Have you ever wanted to stick a cupcake in your armpit that would actually clean you instead of getting you covered in frosting.
That their recruiters are required to sniff any potential hire's armpit during the interview process.
Researcher Gün Semin and company at Utrecht University in the Netherlands induced strong feelings in their subjects by showing them fear- or disgust -inducing films, then collected and froze their armpit sweat.
I just came from a soccer game, so when I put on my dress, I didn't realize I had fuzz balls on my armpits from my uniform.
Pixie Lott grabbed attention at the London premiere of The Dark Rises, hitting the red carpet without shaving her armpits.
We all have lymph nodes - pea-sized glands that are most noticeable in the neck, armpits and groin.
But you put it in your mouth instead of on your armpits.
The single 9mm bullet that struck Daniel Ficker sank into his left side near the armpit, punching through rib and lung before resting near his spine.
The deodorant brand declares its colorful, quirky love for the unappreciated armpit By Tim Nudd.
Now think of pushing through your armpit, Gaddour says.
Do you enjoy mud pot-belly flops, bobbing for pigs' feet, watermelon seed spitting, armpit serenades, and the ever-popular redneck horseshoes — where toilet seats are the items catapulted.
My armpits stain my T-shirts yellow.
"He had sweat stains extending from both armpits across his floppy man-breasts," said a Mexican official, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
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