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belt,

girdle or band worn around the body, originally to confine loose garments. Later the girdle became a decorative accessory and was used to carry belongings. The Greeks and Romans wore ornamental cords and bands of many materials, including metal. The medieval belt displayed brilliant goldwork and gems; it carried the purse, dagger, sword, and other personal belongings of the wearer. Since then the belt has varied in style and importance. It has been symbolic of strength, of alertness, and of integrity. In folklore belts have often been accorded supernatural power.

belt

[belt]
(civil engineering)
In brickwork, a projecting row (or rows) of bricks, or an inserted row made of a different kind of brick.
(ecology)
Any altitudinal vegetation zone or band from the base to the summit of a mountain.
Any benthic vegetation zone or band from sea level to the ocean depths.
Any of the concentric vegetation zones around bodies of fresh water.
(hydrology)
A long area or strip of pack ice, with a width of 1 kilometer (0.6 mile) to more than 100 kilometers (60 miles).
(mechanical engineering)
A flexible band used to connect pulleys or to convey materials by transmitting motion and power.

belt

1. See seat belt
2. a band of flexible material between rotating shafts or pulleys to transfer motion or transmit goods
3. short for beltcourse (see cordon(sense 4))
4. below the belt Boxing below the waist, esp in the groin
References in classic literature ?
This same Belt had once enabled Roquat the Red to carry out many wicked plans; but that was before Ozma and her people marched to the underground cavern and captured it.
So the Herd-boy went back to his hut, and taking his loaf and belt with him, he went to the nearest town.
and Rose gave a glance of scorn at the loose belt hanging round her trim little waist.
Alec for the oatmeal diet when she saw a lovely ivory workbox; became resigned to the state of her belt when she found a pile of rainbow-coloured sashes; and when she came to some distractingly pretty bottles of attar of rose, she felt that they almost atoned for the great sin of thinking Phebe the finer girl of the two.
That will go a great way toward filling out the belt, so laugh away, Morgiana, and I'll go back to my work, or I never shall be done.
I had to look at his face while I was takin' the belt off.
Dan lit the candle because he had bought the belt, and the cook grunted and muttered charms as long as he could see the ducking point of flame.
There are several food grade belt suppliers and styles, but keep in mind that not all belts are equal.
Conveyor belts may comprise one or multiple layers of materials such as rubber strapped around pulleys that rotate circularly and carry objects or materials along with the rotation.
For even greater accuracy in preparing your squaring line and with belts with worn edges, after completion of step two, mark two lines (B&C) equal distance from the center line in the area where you are going to install the splice, running parallel to the center line.
inflatable belts, different types of airbags, knee bolsters, four-point belts, etc.
All these specialized belts can be advanced at the same time or it is possible to work on development of one area at first and then to proceed to another area," the Minister suggested.