Definition of Flat-bellied
1. Adjective. Lacking a prominent belly.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flat-bellied
Literary usage of Flat-bellied
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A study of Pueblo pottery as illustrative of Zuñi culture growth by Frank Hamilton Cushing (1886)
"In the times when his was a race of cliff and mesa dwellers, the most common vessel appertaining to his daily life was the flat-bellied canteen or water ..."
2. The Operating room and the patient by Russell Story Fowler (1913)
"1 flat-bellied knife with dissecting handle (for splitting or removing capsule). 1 large, flat-bellied, broad-bladed knife for splitting kidney. ..."
3. Fors Clavigera: Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain by John Ruskin (1872)
"... why not establish, on the plains themselves, your own flat-bottomed — I beg pardon, — flat-bellied, persons, instead of living here in glass cases, ..."
4. Things Chinese: Or, Notes Connected with China by James Dyer Ball (1904)
"... the hand, grasping the short hilt above it, being entirely unprotected, while in the flat- bellied sword mentioned above, and in many daggers, ..."