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Skipper, if I dinna dive into their internals, gie me sax dozen.

Paul hadn't wanted to get involved in the internals of their political ideology.

And not all the grace of internals can atone for external monotony.

The clock's internals growled the five-minute verge of twelve.

A doll on a small table began to buzz mysteriously in its internals.

Seizing his hunting-knife, he rapidly removed the internals of the horse, and crept into the cavity himself.

Just then the remnants of the internals of a Ford, hung together with picture wire and painted white, whizzed around the corner.

With solid good sense Franklin acknowledged that "happiness in this life rather depends on internals than externals."

The Christian religion alone is adapted to all, being composed of externals and internals.

The Christian religion alone is fitted for all, being composed of externals and internals.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Medieval Latin internalis, from Latin internus "within, inward, internal," figuratively "domestic," expanded from pre-Latin *interos, *interus "on the inside, inward," from PIE *en-ter- (cf. Old Church Slavonic anter, Sanskrit antar "within, between," Old High German unter "between," and the "down" sense of Old English under); suffixed (comparative) form of *en "in" (see in). Meaning "of or pertaining to the domestic affairs of a country (e.g. internal revenue) is from 1795. Internal combustion first recorded 1884. Related: Internally.

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