Belly


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Belly

On a ship or airplane, the place underneath the main deck where cargo can be stored. The belly is also called the pits or the holds.
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As he spoke he drove the ram outside, but when we were a little way out from the cave and yards, I first got from under the ram's belly, and then freed my comrades; as for the sheep, which were very fat, by constantly heading them in the right direction we managed to drive them down to the ship.
His cuirass of bronze did not protect him, and the spear stuck in his belly, so that he fell heavily to the ground.
His charioteer was struck with panic and did not dare turn his horses round and escape: thereupon Antilochus hit him in the middle of his body with a spear; his cuirass of bronze did not protect him, and the spear stuck in his belly.
Rolling over and over upon the turf the two battled with demoniac fury, until the colossal cat, by doubling his hind paws far up beneath his belly sank his talons deep into Taglat's chest, then, ripping downward with all his strength, Numa accomplished his design, and the disemboweled anthropoid, with a last spasmodic struggle, relaxed in limp and bloody dissolution beneath his titanic adversary.
His belly already partially filled, he might watch with indifference the departure of the girl; yet could she afford to chance so improbable a contingency?
Tarzan crawled, belly to the ground, toward him, taking advantage of cover as only the jungle-bred beast of prey can do.
Two Frogs in the belly of a snake were considering their altered circumstances.
and as Belly he is adored and served with abundant sacrifice by the
Through the belly of a great black wave, not one hundred paces to the front of them, there thrust forth a huge jagged mass of brown stone, which spouted spray as though it were some crouching monster, while a dull menacing boom and roar filled the air.
But Zeus put her into his own belly first, that the goddess might devise for him both good and evil.
Oo was there to send me to school, or put tommy in my 'ungry belly, or wipe my bloody nose for me, w'en I was a kiddy?
He was a large man, very rotund of belly and helpless looking.