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  • n. Plural form of lifebelt.


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  • His description of her, a non-swimmer, in a small motorboat, guiding seven children, all without lifebelts, through mountainous waves in the open Norwegian seas was typical.


  • They were all wearing lifebelts and camouflage white, and carrying both weapons and ice tools.

    Sealing Their Fate

  • He, the Alpha and the Omega, uses our trials to make us take those curiosities out of the museum of our Sunday School theologies, and forge them into the shoes and lifebelts that will carry us through all the journeys and oceans of life.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Fifty years ago the lifebelts wouldn't have been stolen and the Barrett family might still be alive.

    Archive 2005-08-28

  • Finally we got going and on deck once more we leant on the rail between the rows of orange lifebelts as the horn blew loud enough to deafen.

    Long Way Down

  • It was built using the Gary Chalk instructions from Wargames Illustrated above but I thought his was a bit short so I have lengthened it a little and added a few details like steps and lifebelts which I got from a model boat shop.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • In rocky times, they were saviours and lifebelts, and when I was younger they provided chapter and verse when I had to make decisions.

    Excerpt: Revenge Of The Middle-Aged Woman by Elizabeth Buchan

  • Dirk and Richard were walking along from the fringes of South Hackney, a mile from Dirk's office, back towards the heart of Islington, where Dirk knew the nearest lifebelts were positioned.

    Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

  • And any prudent owner would carry a sufficiency of lifebelts and life-jackets for the passengers and crew.


  • I can even see two lifebelts in front of the bridge.



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