Belaying pin

Be*lay"ing pin`

(b*l"ng pn`). (Naut.) A strong pin in the side of a vessel, or by the mast, round which ropes are wound when they are fastened or belayed.
[1913 Webster]

bel canto

(bl kn"t), n. [It., beautiful singing.] (Music) a cantabile style of operatic singing characterized by purity and evenness of tone, and a precise but brilliant vocal technique displaying ease and agility.
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