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midriff

1. 
a. the middle part of the human body, esp between waist and bust
b. (as modifier): midriff bulge
2. Anatomy another name for the diaphragm
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Along the planet's midsection, trade winds blow from east to west while moving toward the equator.
The pilots declared an emergency before touching down, however the aircraft landed safely on its two main landing gears near its midsection.
The oddest diptych--and that's saying a lot--expresses the pop icon's duality: On the left Madonna slumps into a sumptuous red gown and miterlike headdress, evoking one of Bacon's screaming popes or Gary Oldman's Dracula--her animated midsection pulsing, froglike; on the right she's splayed out on a skanky cot, wildly "vogue-ing" her arms, her mouth twitching rapidly, like a deranged robot.
Krahn took the second to last out with a swipe to the midsection and was the last man standing.
Experts wondered how the tree, which had separated from its concrete midsection, was still standing.
It was found bent in midsection inside the refrigerator, which stands just 77 centimeters high.
The four-part chorale is presented first sans pedal in Movement I; Movement II is a sprightly voluntary in ABA form, which serves as the framework for an embellished version of the hymn tune in its midsection.
The ballistic start in the dynamic glide may cause the athlete's midsection to buckle at key parts of the throw.
Wood, now 17, began to take Pilates to strengthen her midsection, the area from which a dancer's strength emanates.
Look south a bit and you'll see workers patching up the midsection of the new Bear Stearns tower across the street.
The Shark's Tooth vane is also lighter than conventional plastic vanes because of the scoop-shaped cutout in its midsection.