He had quite a large paunch, and his hair was sparse, tho his scalp was not completely bald.
As in the Victorian era, some men simply want to hide a little paunch with some help.
The interior of the rumen or paunch has no tags or villi on its surface, and there is no distinct psalterium or manyplies.
As the stones were heated they were put into the water filled paunch.
In some early engravings Mr Punch is also shown with a large paunch.