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  • n. Alternative spelling of life belt.


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  • The Red Un, waking full, now remembered that he hated the Chief; for fear he did not hate him enough, he recalled the lifebelt, and his legs, and the girl laughing.

    Love Stories

  • In today's economically turbulent times, new car buyers want the security of a "lifebelt", according to Chevrolet UK managing director Mark Terry.

    Automotive news - from

  • That he is to be given a plum job in government and a seat in the House of Lords to boot shows a desperate Prime Minister hard at work in devaluing the currency of probity, honesty and integrity in public life as well as clinging to the lifebelt.

    A Toxic Injection of A Poisonous Talent

  • A photo was the second chance, the lifebelt to the drowning, the temporary reprieve from torn-up tickets and anti-climax.

    The Elvis Latte

  • Hugging the equator, these rainforests are literally the planet's lifebelt.

    Justin Mundy: The Security Implications of Climate Change

  • Notwithstanding that a lifebelt has been chucked into the sea by the Sir Menzies Campbell, who has shamefully thrown his lot in with Gordon Brown, the TUC has voted decisively in favour of a referendum being held, albeit for reasons that differ radically from the mainstream objections to the Constitution Mark II.

    Archive 2007-09-09

  • Hoping that someone will fortuitously come along and throw a huge lifebelt into the water is really the counsel of despair.

    Archive 2007-08-26

  • Good chap abided by the women-and-children-first law of the sea and went off to play a game of cards while the ship's owner jumped into the first available lifeboat (just let him try that in my lifeboat) Astor's body was eventually found floating erect in his lifebelt with a soggy $2500 dollars in his pocket.

    When the Astors Owned New York

  • Daniel offering up a lifebelt to survive in a tsunami tidal wave is not realistic.

    Going head-to-head on Newsnight

  • And so I find myself – in my aisle seat for easy egress and circulation – checking for my lifebelt, wishing I had a smoke hood and grimacing through the pre-flight checks and take off.

    A. L. Kennedy: Gigging


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