- Then they all stood in a circle, and eyed the blackened and quivering figure with pity and sympathy, while the canopy of white smoke bellied overhead. - "Put Yourself in His Place", Charles Reade.
- The sail bellied no longer, and the sailors held the ship now up, now down, the tide, beating backwards and forwards in vain. - "The Romance Of Tristan And Iseult", M. Joseph Bédier.
- Two of the walls were covered with heavy hangings, and a great gold- brocaded canopy bellied from the ceiling. - "Legacy", James H Schmitz.