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  • n. Attributive form of fan belt


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  • A man who takes a picture in front of his sports car is compensating for something below the belt and I'm not talking about the fan-belt.

    Jill Brown: Fearless Internet Dating

  • He also called for the expulsion of all foreign Muslim university students in the United States and for profiling of airline passengers ‘with a diaper on their head and a fan-belt around their waist.’

    Think Progress » Execution turns Saddam into martyr.

  • I strolled behind him as he climbed onto a wheel, bent down over the engine, and began removing a fan-belt nut.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • He caught it in a fan-belt, and his rovin 'days are over.

    Whiskey in the Jar

  • Upon observing that the fan-belt was broken, it was natural that I should regret very much that I had not looked for the trouble when first I suspected its presence.

    Jonah and Co.

  • One sympathetic family gave them an in-car DVD player to help pacify Jakob on longer drives, while a pair of Polish truckers came to their rescue when the van's fan-belt broke on the border between Belgium and France.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • BILOXI - A fan-belt problem with an air-conditioning unit at St. Patrick Catholic High School is the reason alarms sounded this morning, prompting an evacuation of 528 students, said Harrison County Fire Marshal George Mixon. Featured Story

  • Last September I bought a 1.3 litre, chain driven (substitution for a fan-belt), ten-year old Skoda from a Romanian IT employee who pronounced his name as 'Knee-high.'


  • What he heard was, "Calumny, very calumny," and a gear snapped back into place in his head, the fan-belt engaged again and started up blowing hot winds of sulphurous rage over his throbbing, hurty brain. Blog

  • He has been here since 1969, long enough to remember the fan-belt and class-ring factories that shut down and moved away, and to brag of the work-shoe and safety-harness plants that have stayed.

    Expecting Rain


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