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elastic band

another name for rubber band
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • Instead of the hook, hold the wound yarn in place by an elastic band.


    William H. Dooley
  • Time was stretched and manipulated with as much ease as an elastic band.

    Colorado Jim

    George Goodchild
  • The lady held up a packet about which she had just snapped an elastic band.

    The Convert

    Elizabeth Robins
  • He loosened the elastic band and spread the remaining envelopes on his desk.

    The Touchstone Edith Wharton
  • The Allied armies had stretched like an elastic band, but had not broken.

  • The String uses a string or elastic band to hold the magazine.

  • Devonham snapped off the elastic band that held the sheaf together.

    The Bright Messenger Algernon Blackwood
  • The letters were held together with an elastic band, and this gave some hope.

    The Golf Course Mystery Chester K. Steele
  • Aunt Bessie worked her lips as though they were an elastic band.

    Main Street Sinclair Lewis
  • The tormenting smile returned, and she slowly drew from her skirt a packet of yellow letters held together by an elastic band.

    To Him That Hath Leroy Scott

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