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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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A Ballydoyle bellyflop would have been read not only as a Group 1 opportunity missed, but also as a gloomy portent of what lay in store for the new partnership of ageing boy wonder and flawed genius.
The Chinese went first and, rather than flying through the air with the greatest of ease, one of them managed a Peter Kaye-style bellyflop into the pool.
Wolves proved that last season's desperate bellyflop when they missed out on promotion into the Premiership after holding an 11-point lead over neighbours Albion with nine games remaining was not was not playing on their minds.
It was a spectacular bellyflop - extremely sore and made worse by the smirks of other swimmers as I emerged trying not to look in pain.
Kuqi did not manage to pull off his famous bellyflop celebration during his time on Tyneside with chances limited in front of goal.
A new push for peace in the Middle East would not be a guaranteed bellyflop into diplomatic disaster.
I like to think I speak for most when I ask all our councillors to stop the blame game and put aside their petty bickering to work together as all elected members should for the good of their electors and for the greater good of the city, before Capital of Culture is no more than a bellyflop.
They made one last-gasp attempt to tie it in the ninth when pinch hitter Olmedo Saenz smacked a double high off the centerfield wall and did what amounted to a bellyflop into second base.
The boat would take off on the top of waves and slam down or bellyflop heavily on the next one.
will return for a second series despite being branded a bellyflop by critics, contestant Omid Djalili has claimed.
Shefki Kuqi is the only striker who can be called to arms, otherwise it's down to tweaking the tactics and we await to see if our 34-year-old late import will be a bellyflop or do a bellyflop (after scoring).
NICK Clegg, the Lib Dem's bellyflop leader, found himself between a rock and a hard place last night.