to praise excessively.
I cannot understand those folk who sniff at the English music-hall and belaud the Parisian shows.
Nights in London Thomas Burke
As may be imagined, I defended peace in the one, and did my best to belaud his Excellency in the other.
The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the first Count Carlo Gozzi
Yet writers abuse the fierce and vicious eagle, while they belaud the gentle and good robin.
Jungle Folk Douglas Dewar
Nautical. to fasten (a rope) by winding around a pin or short rod inserted in a holder so that both ends of the rod are clear. Mountain Climbing. to secure (a person) by attaching to one end of a rope. to secure (a rope) by attaching to a person or to an object offering stable […]
- Belaying cleat
cleat (def 8).
- Belaying pin
a short, round bar of metal or wood, inserted in a fife rail or pin rail, to which a rope is belayed. Historical Examples If they had shirked it, the redoubtable “Bully” would have made attendance compulsory with a belaying pin. A Memory Of The Southern Seas Louis Becke I sent a belaying pin after […]
to surround with military forces. to surround or beset, as with troubles. Historical Examples Before God can make her in truth His own, make her verify her name, He will have to beleaguer and reduce her. The Book of Isaiah, Volume I (of 2) George Adam Smith In his tragedy of Ezelino, after the tyrant’s […]