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BELAY (from the same O. Eng. origin a...

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 663 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BELAY (from the same O. Eng. origin as " lay "; cf. Dutch beleggen), a nautical term for making ropes fast round a pin. In earlier days the word was synonymous with " waylay " or " surround."
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