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ceinture

[san-too r, -tyoo r, san-cher; French san-tyr] /sænˈtʊər, -ˈtyʊər, ˈsæn tʃər; French sɛ̃ˈtür/
noun, plural ceintures
[san-too rz, -tyoo rz, san-cherz; French san-tyr] /sænˈtʊərz, -ˈtyʊərz, ˈsæn tʃərz; French sɛ̃ˈtür/ (Show IPA)
1.
cincture (defs 1, 2).
Origin of ceinture
< French; Old French ceingture < Latin cinctūra; see cincture
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  • Such a ceinture was worth fighting for, whilst his pocket-book contained ample funds for all immediate necessities.

  • He fidgeted with the tassel of his ceinture, and she watched his moving fingers.

    Hilda Sarah Jeanette Duncan
  • The ceinture was also composed of brilliants, emeralds and sapphires.

  • Fig. 38 represents portions of a bronze plaque from that country, used on a ceinture or belt.

    The Swastika Thomas Wilson
  • Nine railways entered the city, and the “ceinture” or girdle railway, which was to bind the various gares, was already conceived.

    Dumas' Paris Francis Miltoun
  • The ceinture or girdle was of pure gold, so pure as to be quite elastic, embellished with thirty-nine rose-colored diamonds.

    Josephine John S. C. Abbott
  • In fig. 208 is shown a placque for a ceinture or belt, with a buckle to receive the thong.

    The Swastika Thomas Wilson
  • A ceinture panne, couleur de feuille d'automne touched with gold broderie.

    My Little Sister Elizabeth Robins

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