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belly

1. the lower or front part of the body of a vertebrate, containing the intestines and other abdominal organs; abdomen
2. the surface of a stringed musical instrument over which the strings are stretched
3. the thick central part of certain muscles
4. Austral and NZ the wool from a sheep's belly
5. Archery the surface of the bow next to the bowstring

belly

[′bel·ē]
(anatomy)
The abdominal cavity or the abdomen.
The most prominent, fleshy, central portion of a muscle.
(graphic arts)
A downward curve in the center of a type line.
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Cedric the Entertainer, who stars with Zeta Jones in upcoming film Intolerable Cruelty, said her best attribute was her belly-laugh.
Comic Billy Connolly gave staff and customers at Taylor Ferguson in Glasgow's Bath Street a belly-laugh along with their blow-dries.
We must not pull the legs of the ill today - although a good belly-laugh would do them good.