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Little Belt

a strait in Denmark, between Jutland and Funen Island, linking the Kattegat with the Baltic. Length: about 48 km (30 miles). Width: up to 29 km (18 miles) Danish name Lille Bælt
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  • He opened the door, and passed through the little belt of shrubbery.

  • This carries it across the smiling waters of the little belt.


    M. Pearson Thomson
  • The vessels parted company, the little belt sailing for Halifax for repairs.

    Sustained honor John R. Musick,
  • On this the little belt fired, and a furious action commenced, which lasted upwards of half-an-hour, with a short intermission.

  • Captain Bingham inquired why he had fired at all; on which the lieutenant replied that the little belt had fired first.

  • One evening he fell in with a British cruiser, the sloop-of-war "little belt," which in the dark he mistook for a frigate.

  • The firing continued on both sides, until at last the "little belt" was silenced.

  • As he reached it, the flames entered a little belt of timber fifty yards from the place.

    Sheilah McLeod

    Guy Boothby
  • It might be either the little belt wheel or one of the little cog wheels.

    Farm Engines and How to Run Them James H. Stephenson
  • He plodded through a little belt of forest and found himself in a broad valley, with a ribbon of water flowing through it.

    Tom Strong, Lincoln's Scout Alfred Bishop Mason

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