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  • We had nearly mast-headed the yard, and the Second Mate was looking up at the dark outline of the sail, ready to sing out "Belay"; when, all at once, there came a queer sort of muffled shout from Williams.

    The Ghost Pirates: Chapter 5

  • His delight at seeing True Blue as he stepped on deck was so great that he forgot to pipe "Belay," and a twenty-four pounder would have been run up to the yardarm had not his godson instinctively supplied the omission with his own pipe, though, when Harry afterwards informed him of the fact, he was not in the slightest degree aware that he had done so.

    True Blue

  • Presently a quartermaster ordered Tommy to lay hold of a rope and haul away; and Bill ran and helped him, and quickly got the rope taut, when an officer sung out, "Belay," and Tommy made the rope fast.

    Sunshine Bill

  • It introduced the "Belay" shower handrail-named for the rock-climbing technique-which blends subtly into the wall of a tiled shower.

    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • After announcing he was ready with a loud "Belay," he walked backward - off the ledge.

    Messenger News

  • And to his voice they pulled, they moved, they sang, and were alive, until he interrupted the song to cry "Belay!"

    CHAPTER VIII

  • Belay that -- Dania Beach school teaches how to repel pirates.

    Short Takes

  • Forty, — fifty, — sixty feet of line ran out, when Wolf Larsen cried “Belay!”

    Chapter 21

  • “Belay that, both of you,” Vale snapped at the ensigns.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire

  • Belay well if climbing before checking these guys out.

    Superhero Prose Fiction: Fantastic Swordsmen - 6 The Other Gods

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