If it tasted salty, he got a beltin'.
"The Valley of the Moon" by Jack London
Even a beltin' shows as 'ow a man 'as some regard for 'is daughter.
"Back To Billabong" by Mary Grant Bruce
He split on me fer beltin' the Black, I know, damn him!
"Thoroughbreds" by W. A. Fraser
Then shine 'em, or I'll give you a beltin' you'll remember!
"A Diversity of Creatures" by Rudyard Kipling
I've been usin' me fists all me life, beltin' the washboord, an' I'm nowhere yet.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith