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Definitions of bellying

  1. Protuberant; swelling out.

Usage examples for bellying

  1. The snowy crest of the Sierra, bellying irregularly eastward to a climax among the jagged granites and gale- swept glaciers of Mount Lyell, forms its eastern boundary. – The Book of the National Parks by Robert Sterling Yard
  2. But, as has already been pointed out, the power of the wind on the globe is vastly increased when the silk becomes slack and forms a hollow to hold the wind, like a bellying sail. – The Dominion of the Air by J. M. Bacon
  3. The main body then remained stationary, and a certain portion of it continued bellying down until it had assumed the form of an enormous jelly- bag. – The Pacha of Many Tales by Captain Frederick Marryat
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