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forebody

[fawr-bod-ee, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌbɒd i, ˈfoʊr-/
noun, plural forebodies. Nautical
1.
the part of a ship's hull forward of the middle body.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; fore- + body
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  • Rat snakes raise their forebody in a loose coil, strike and rattle their tail when agitated.

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