(md"rf), n. [AS. midhrif; midd mid, middle + hrif bowels, womb; akin to OFries. midref midriff, rif, ref, belly, OHG. href body, and to L. corpus body. See Corpse.] (Anat.) 1. See Diaphragm, n., 2.
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2. The middle part of the front of the body, from the waist to the chest.

Smote him into the midriff with a stone.
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3. That part of a garment, especially a dress or bodice, that covers the midriff{2}.


Mid" sea"

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(?) } n. The middle part of the sea or ocean. Milton.
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The Mid-sea, the Mediterranean Sea. [Obs.]
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