Usage examples for belay

  1. Before they entered the house, he had obtained her consent to their immediate union; but the acquiescence of the old skipper was still wanting; and when Peter made known his wishes to him- " Belay cried the old boy; " not so fast, Master Peter; a craft such as my girl is worth a longer run, lad. – Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XX by Alexander Leighton
  2. " Belay the slack of that," cried Tom. – Paddy Finn by W. H. G. Kingston
  3. " You lie," repeated the child; " and you'd best belay to that. – Merry-Garden and Other Stories by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  4. " Belay that talk, John Silver," he said. – Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  5. She indicated in pantomime that the thundering of the water drowned words, and bent to belay her end of the rope. – The Planet Savers by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  6. Belay the ceremony and find seats; you're just in time for second breakfast." – Space Viking by Henry Beam Piper
  7. 3. What are the principal parts of the following verbs: Abide, awake, belay bend, bereave, beseech, bet, betide, blend, bless, blow, build, burn, burst, catch, clothe, creep, crow, curse, dare, deal, dig, dive, dream, dress, dwell, freeze, geld, gild, gird, grave, grind, hang, heave, hew, kneel, knit, lade, lay, lean, leap, learn, light, mean, mow, mulet, pass, pay, pen, plead, prove, quit, rap, reave, rive, roast, saw, seethe, shake, shape, shave, shear, shine, show, sleep, slide, slit, smell, sow, speed, spell, spill, split, spoil, stave, stay, string, strive, strow, sweat, sweep, swell, thrive, throw, wake, wax, weave, wed, weep, wet, whet, wind, wont, work, wring? – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  8. Take my advice: go back to your mother, give my compliments to the old lady, and tell her to take a turn or two of her petticoat strings round you, belay them to the leg of a chair, and keep you safe moored there for half a dozen years to come! – The Boy Tar by Mayne Reid
  9. " Now you may all of you," said an old seaman, " you may all of you just pipe belay with your jaw- tackle- falls. – An Old Sailor's Yarns by Nathaniel Ames
  10. By the time a voice on board her cried, " Belay faintly, she had gone from my sight. – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  11. Let go your lee main- braces and round in to windward- gently now; not too quick; that's well; catch a turn with your after- braces and then square the fore- yard; well with the fore- braces; belay all and coil up. – The Voyage of the Aurora by Harry Collingwood
  12. Then, it was all hoist away with the halliards and belay the mainsail being set again shortly afterwards and the jib rehoisted, with the foretopmast staysail stowed and the reef let out of the foresail. – The Island Treasure by John Conroy Hutcheson
  13. And as the croaking cry of Caliban ordered " Belay – The Pirate Woman by Aylward Edward Dingle
  14. No, I'll belay and let my betters get a word in now." – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  15. You don't ask who tempted me; and, if I was to tell you, you'd hate me worse than ever; so I'll belay – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  16. Will you belay your jaw? – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  17. " Belay all that, and let's hear something worth hearing. – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English