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 for Belly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Belly \Bel"ly\ (b[e^]l"l[y^]), n.; pl. Bellies (-l[i^]z). [OE.
     bali, bely, AS. belg, b[ae]lg, b[ae]lig, bag, bellows, belly;
     akin to Icel. belgr bag, bellows, Sw. b[aum]lg, Dan. b[ae]lg,
     D. & G. balg, cf. W. bol the paunch or belly, dim. boly, Ir.
     bolg. Cf. Bellows, Follicle, Fool, Bilge.]
     1. That part of the human body which extends downward from
        the breast to the thighs, and contains the bowels, or
        intestines; the abdomen.
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     Note: 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. --Dunglison.
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     2. The under part of the body of animals, corresponding to
        the human belly.
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              Underneath the belly of their steeds. --Shak.
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     3. The womb. [Obs.]
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              Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee.
                                                    --Jer. i. 5.
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     4. The part of anything which resembles the human belly in
        protuberance or in cavity; the innermost part; as, the
        belly of a flask, muscle, sail, ship.
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              Out of the belly of hell cried I.     --Jonah ii. 2.
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     5. (Arch.) The hollow part of a curved or bent timber, the
        convex part of which is the back.
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     Belly doublet, a doublet of the 16th century, hanging down
        so as to cover the belly. --Shak.
     Belly fretting, the chafing of a horse's belly with a
        girth. --Johnson.
     Belly timber, food. [Ludicrous] --Prior.
     Belly worm, a worm that breeds or lives in the belly
        (stomach or intestines). --Johnson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Belly \Bel"ly\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bellied; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To cause to swell out; to fill. [R.]
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           Your breath of full consent bellied his sails. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Belly \Bel"ly\, v. i.
     To swell and become protuberant, like the belly; to bulge.
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           The bellying canvas strutted with the gale. --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax
           and the pelvis [syn: abdomen, venter, stomach,
      2: a protruding abdomen [syn: belly, paunch]
      3: a part that bulges deeply; "the belly of a sail"
      4: the hollow inside of something; "in the belly of the ship"
      5: the underpart of the body of certain vertebrates such as
         snakes or fish
      v 1: swell out or bulge out [syn: belly, belly out]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  137 Moby Thesaurus words for "belly":
     abdomen, abomasum, ascender, back, bag, balloon, bastard type,
     bay window, beard, bed, bedrock, beerbelly, belly out, bevel,
     bilge, billow, black letter, body, bottom, bottom side, bouge,
     breadbasket, breech, bug, bulge, buttocks, cap, capital, case,
     convexity, counter, craw, crop, cylindricality, descender,
     diaphragm, dilate, distend, downside, em, embonpoint, en, face,
     fat-faced type, feet, first stomach, font, fundament, gizzard,
     globosity, globularity, goggle, groove, gullet, gut, hardpan,
     honeycomb stomach, italic, kishkes, letter, ligature, logotype,
     lower case, lower side, lowest layer, lowest level, majuscule,
     manyplies, maw, midriff, minuscule, nether side, nethermost level,
     nick, omasum, orbicularity, paunch, pi, pica, point, pooch, pop,
     pot, potbelly, potgut, pouch, pout, print, psalterium, pusgut,
     rennet bag, reticulum, rock bottom, roman, rotundity, rotundness,
     round out, roundness, rumen, sans serif, script, second stomach,
     shank, shoulder, small cap, small capital, spare tire,
     sphericality, sphericalness, sphericity, spheroidicity,
     spheroidity, stamp, stem, stomach, substratum, swagbelly, swell,
     swell out, third stomach, tum-tum, tummy, type, type body,
     type class, type lice, typecase, typeface, typefounders,
     typefoundry, underbelly, underlayer, underneath, underside,
     upper case, venter, ventripotence

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     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).

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