He would laboriously make his way from desk to loo, belt down a few, then return.
I dangled the belt down to him, tucked the rifle under my arm with my umbrella, and descended.
He laid the belt down, and, as he did so, his hands trembled.
She belt down and gathered three flowers, put them carefully into her pinafore and took them home to her father.
He was wearing his belt-axe and it looked as if it weighed a ton the way it dragged his belt down.
"I am going down into The Corner for a moment," he said over his shoulder to George, as he took his belt down from the wall.
When I threw my belt down, I shoved it along on the deck with my foot, and finally stood on it.
Old English belt "belt, girdle," from Proto-Germanic *baltjaz (cf. Old High German balz, Old Norse balti, Swedish bälte), an early Germanic borrowing from Latin balteus "girdle, sword belt," said by Varro to be an Etruscan word.
As a mark of rank or distinction, mid-14c.; references to boxing championship belts date from 1812. Mechanical sense is from 1795. Transferred sense of "broad stripe encircling something" is from 1660s. Below the belt "unfair" (1889) is from pugilism. To get something under (one's) belt is to get it into one's stomach. To tighten (one's) belt "endure privation" is from 1887.
early 14c., "to fasten or gird with a belt," from belt (n.). Meaning "to thrash as with a belt" is 1640s; general sense of "to hit, thrash" is attested from 1838. Colloquial meaning "to sing or speak vigorously" is from 1949. Related: Belted; belting. Hence (from the "thrash with a belt" sense) the noun meaning "a blow or stroke" (1899).