His red mane reaches to his belly button, and he will threaten to kill anyone who touches it (yes, really).
A major surgery requiring plastic mesh sewn into her belly saved her life.
Put one hand on your chest and the other on your belly and breathe for a few minutes.
As you exhale, draw the belly in, and twist to your right, placing your left hand on the arm rest to your right.
The waistlines should fall higher than the belly, rather than sit where the waistlines used to be.
It is exactly like the other figure, with the hands over the belly, aproned and ornately tasseled on its left.
They called down to Madame Gaudron to ask her if she could squeeze her belly through.
All males have dark flecks or reticulations on the throat; in some individuals the chest and belly are heavily flecked.
In carving a pike, if the back and belly be slit up, and each slice drawn gently downwards, fewer bones will be given at table.
He advanced a step at a time watching his footing, his knife drawn down and back for the uprip, the belly slash.
Old English belg, bylg (West Saxon), bælg (Anglian) "leather bag, purse, bellows," from Proto-Germanic *balgiz "bag" (cf. Old Norse belgr "bag, bellows," bylgja "billow," Gothic balgs "wineskin"), from PIE *bholgh-, from root *bhelgh- "to swell," an extension of *bhel- (2) "to blow, swell" (see bole). Meaning shifted to "body" (late 13c.), then focused to "abdomen" (mid-14c.). Meaning "bulging part or concave surface of anything" is 1590s. The West Germanic root had a figurative or extended sense of "anger, arrogance" (cf. Old English bolgenmod "enraged;" belgan (v.) "to become angry").
Indo-European languages commonly use the same word for both the external belly and the internal (stomach, womb, etc.), but the distinction of external and internal is somewhat present in English belly/stomach; Greek gastr- (see gastric) in classical language denoted the paunch or belly, while modern science uses it only in reference to the stomach as an organ. Fastidious avoidance of belly in speech and writing (compensated for by stretching the senses of imported stomach and abdomen, baby-talk tummy and misappropriated midriff) began late 18c. and the word was banished from Bibles in many early 19c. editions. Belly punch (n.) is attested from 1811.
"to swell out," 1620s, from belly (n.). Related: Bellied; bellying. Old English belgan meant "to be or become angry" (a figurative sense). A comparable Greek verb-from-noun, gastrizein, meant "to hit (someone) in the belly."
belly bel·ly (běl'ē)
The womb; the uterus.
The bulging, central part of a muscle. Also called venter.
the seat of the carnal affections (Titus 1:12; Phil. 3:19; Rom. 16:18). The word is used symbolically for the heart (Prov. 18:8; 20:27; 22:18, marg.). The "belly of hell" signifies the grave or underworld (Jonah 2:2).