Belay thee! Stop.

Belaying pin
(Be*lay"ing pin`) (Naut.) A strong pin in the side of a vessel, or by the mast, round which ropes are wound when they are fastened or belayed.

(Belch) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Belched (belcht); p. pr. & vb. n. Belching.] [OE. belken, AS. bealcan, akin to E. bellow. See Bellow, v. i.]

1. To eject or throw up from the stomach with violence; to eruct.

I belched a hurricane of wind.

2. To eject violently from within; to cast forth; to emit; to give vent to; to vent.

Within the gates that now
Stood open wide, belching outrageous flame.

(Belch), v. i.

1. To eject wind from the stomach through the mouth; to eructate.

2. To issue with spasmodic force or noise. Dryden.

(Belch), n.

1. The act of belching; also, that which is belched; an eructation.

2. Malt liquor; — vulgarly so called as causing eructation. [Obs.] Dennis.

(Belch"er) n. One who, or that which, belches.

(Bel"dam Bel"dame) n. [Pref. bel-, denoting relationship + dame mother: cf. F. belledame fair lady, It. belladonna. See Belle, and Dame.]

1. Grandmother; — corresponding to belsire.

To show the beldam daughters of her daughter.

2. An old woman in general; especially, an ugly old woman; a hag.

Around the beldam all erect they hang.

Belay to Belle

(Be*lay") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Belaid, Belayed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Belaying.] [For senses 1 & 2, D. beleggen to cover, belay; akin to E. pref. be-, and lay to place: for sense 3, OE. beleggen, AS. belecgan. See pref. Be-, and Lay to place.]

1. To lay on or cover; to adorn. [Obs.]

Jacket . . . belayed with silver lace.

2. (Naut.) To make fast, as a rope, by taking several turns with it round a pin, cleat, or kevel. Totten.

3. To lie in wait for with a view to assault. Hence: to block up or obstruct. [Obs.] Dryden.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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