The order was given to belay the head braces, and we waited the result in silence.
By the time a voice on board her cried, "Belay," faintly, she had gone from my sight.
Well there with the throat-halliards; well with the peak; belay!
“Belay that sea-lawyering, Marline,” interposed Captain Miles.
“Belay that,” said Captain Miles, rousing up now and rubbing his eyes.