from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A belt worn about the waist.


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  • If i forget to put my harness on i use the extra strap as a waist-belt, ... better than nothing.

    OK how many time have you got to the stand only to find you have forgotten to dawn your safety harness? Go up the tree with out.

  • A buff leather waist-belt with brass buckles was attached to a double frog holding brown leather, brass-tipped scabbards for sword and bayonet.

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  • A red-brown leather cartridge-box was attached to the waist-belt; later, it was suspended on the right hip from a buff leather cross-belt.

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  • Here the market-people form a ring about the reciter, a stalwart man affecting little raiment besides a broad waist-belt into which his lower chiffons are tucked, and noticeable only for his shock hair, wild eyes, broad grin and generally disreputable aspect.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • “Majdal” over the left shoulder supports on the right hip a line of Tatárif or brass cylinders for cartridges: the other cross-belt (Al – Masdar) bears on the left side the Kharízah or bullet-pouch of hide; and the Hizám or waist-belt holds the dagger and extra cartridges.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I have advised travellers to prefer the strong Egyptian article of brass to the Persian, which is of wood or papier-mâché, prettily varnished, but not to wear it in the waist-belt, as this is a sign of being a scribe.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • At the insistent request of one client, for instance, Mr. Chetan says a heavy, gold waist-belt — usually worn by a bride on her wedding day — was transformed into a choker, an idea, he says, that struck him as rather garish.

    Jewels From The Crown

  • And I took two of the straps from the pouch and the scrip, and so had a certain length; and I set them from the waist-belt of the Maid unto mine own belt, and so did know ever that she came close after me.

    The Night Land

  • He opened his eyes, and upon my telling him where I was going he said it was a shame that such a youngster as I should go up there all alone; and when he had fastened up his stock and waist-belt he set off along with me, taking a drop from the sperrit-tub in a little flat bottle that stood in the corner-cupboard.

    Life's Little Ironies

  • The younger girls wear the waist-belt exhibited in the woodcut, ornamented with shells, and have the fringes only in front.

    A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries


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