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belt around

Slang definitions & phrases for belt around

belt around

verb phrase

To travel or move fast: As for Godfrey's belting around in Air Force planes (1890s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • He had kept his pistols dry and he rebuckled his belt around his waist.

    The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
  • The spy knew that they must be in a belt around the boy's body.

    Frontier Boys in Frisco

    Wyn Roosevelt
  • This he could carry inconspicuously in a belt around his waist.

    Frontier Boys in Frisco

    Wyn Roosevelt
  • But at length Frank succeeded in fastening his belt around his neck.

    Frank in the Woods

    Harry Castlemon
  • He was wearin a gray suit with a belt around the middle an canvas leggins.

    Friar Tuck Robert Alexander Wason
  • Fred had a belt around his waist filled with gold pieces, as well as a pocket full of change.

    The North Pacific Willis Boyd Allen
  • All male relatives of the deceased wore a belt around the waist, besides which they constantly wore mittens.

    The Central Eskimo Franz Boas
  • Powder-flask and pouch of tasty patterns; belt around the waist, with hunting-knife and pistols—revolvers.

    The Hunters' Feast Mayne Reid
  • A belt around his waist contained about fifteen hundred dollars in bills and a small quantity of gold-dust.

  • Then the leader went forward and touched the belt around the animal's neck.

    Life On The Mississippi, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

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