As in the Victorian era, some men simply want to hide a little paunch with some help.
"I have often noted," writes John Taylor, the water-poet, in his Jack a Lent (1620), "that if any superfluous feasting or gormandizing, paunch-cramming assembly do meet, it is so ordered that it must be either in Lent, upon a Friday, or a fasting: for the meat does not relish well except it be sauced with disobedience and comtempt of authority."
The interior of the rumen or paunch has no tags or villi on its surface, and there is no distinct psalterium or manyplies.
Kutuzov sat up with one leg hanging down from the bed and his big paunch resting against the other which was doubled under him.
There are two main divisions, the Lao Pong Dam ("Black Paunch Laos"), so-called from their habit of tattooing the body from the waist to the knees, and the Lao Pong Kao ("White Paunch Laos") who do not tattoo.