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belay

(bĕ-lāy′)
To protect with a rope. A rescuer can belay a stokes basket as it is being lowered to a safe position.
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But now developing countries are pushing to start space programmes," Belay notes.
In top roping, the climber attaches their harness to one end of the rope whilst the belayer attaches their harness to the other, typically to a belay device via a locking carabiner.
Now I too can tie a double figure-of-eight knot, thread a belay device and hang precariously from brightly-coloured bumps on the wall.
Belay, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Mailstop A-39, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA; email: ebelay@cdc.
Hyosung Corporation has appointed Jeff McGuire, Fernando da Costa Roland and Paul de Belay to three new sales leadership roles for its Creora spandex line.
Coroner Nicola Jones said he may have been straining on a rope and a belay gave way, or he could have been blown from a ledge.
The second climber below is attached to the lead climber, and it's his or her job to belay the lead climber in case of a fall.
She relaxed her hold on the belay line and began slowly feeling with her foot for the ladder behind her.
A petite blonde woman from an orienteering magazine is attached to the other end to belay for me and I shin up the pole.
There's no strong evidence" that any person has contracted chronic wasting disease, says Ermias Belay of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
We are very excited about this challenging project," Baker's Project Director, Roland Belay, said.
A belayer holds the end of the rope, hooked to his or her karabiner and through the belay device, to take up rope slack as the climber ascends the wall.