The stomach, especially a fat one.
* Bible, Jer. i. 5
The lower fuselage of an airplane.
* 1994 , Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom , Abacus 2010, p. 454:
- Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee.
The part of anything which resembles the human belly in protuberance or in cavity; the innermost part.
- There was no heat, and we shivered in the belly of the plane.
* Bible, Jonah ii. 2
- the belly of a flask, muscle, sail, or ship
(architecture) The hollow part of a curved or bent timber, the convex part of which is the back.
- Out of the belly of hell cried I.
* beer belly
* belly button/belly-button
* belly dance/belly-dance
* belly dancer/belly-dancer
* belly dancing
* belly flop, bellyflop
* belly laugh/belly-laugh
* belly of the beast
* Delhi belly
* fire in the belly
* Formerly, all the splanchnic or visceral cavities were called bellies: the lower belly being the abdomen; the middle belly, the thorax; and the upper belly, the head.
* have eyes bigger than one's belly
To position one's belly.
To swell and become protuberant; to bulge.
To cause to swell out; to fill.
- The bellying canvas strutted with the gale.
- Your breath of full consent bellied his sails.
* belly up
(archaeology) A ceremonial axe used by some Incan and pre-Incan cultures of South America.
* 1979 , Alberto Rex González, Pre-Columbian Metallurgy in Northwest Argentina: Historical Development and Cultural Process'', Elizabeth P. Benson (editor), ''Pre-Columbian Metallurgy of South America , Conference Proceedings,
* 2002 , Thomas B. F. Cummins, Toasts with the Inca: Andean Abstraction and Colonial Images on Quero Vessels ,
- The tumis''''' are characterized by a metal handle, which can be bent at the free end or may have an ornament in the form of a button or a zoomorphic head; they also have a curved, sharp blade edge, forming a semicircle or half-moon.The archaeological associations of the '''''tumis found in Argentina indicate that these objects all had an Inca origin.
* 2004 , Richard L. Burger, ?Lucy C. Salazar, Catalogue'', Richard L. Burger, ?Lucy C. Salazar (editors), ''Machu Picchu: Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas ,
- For instance, he makes sure that the reader is aware that the weapons taken by the Inca army, tumis , are ritual weapons used for the ritual hunt and slaughter of llamas.
- Decorated tumis such as this one may have been used for ceremonial purposes, although their utilization on more mundane occasions should not be ruled out.