life belt

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n life belt a life preserver in the form of a ring of buoyant material
    • n life belt belt attaching you to some object as a restraint in order to prevent you from getting hurt
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Usage

In literature:

But I see that none of you have as yet put on life belts.
"In Search of El Dorado" by Harry Collingwood
His services were now accepted, and a cork life-belt was given to him, which he quickly put on.
"The Thorogood Family" by R.M. Ballantyne
He knelt down by Tartlet; he unloosed the life-belt and rubbed him vigorously.
"Godfrey Morgan" by Jules Verne
Meantime the bell was rung, and the usual rush was made to get the life-belts.
"Heroes of the Goodwin Sands" by Thomas Stanley Treanor
ANIMAL LIFE ON THE FERTILE BELT.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
In the Belt, life was cheap.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
Then I put on my life-belt, and fastened the ship's light where it would not swing, but rested quite close to the deck.
"The Voyage Alone in the Yawl "Rob Roy"" by John MacGregor
I had more than once noticed her at work over a wampum belt, as if she had a hankering after her old life.
"The King's Warrant" by Alfred H. Engelbach
Each passenger, so it appears, must wear a life-belt.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
WHAT A LOT OF TALK ABOUT A LIFE-BELT!
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
Slowly she bent over, picked up the life-belt, and, looping the silk rope over her arm, began to put on the belt.
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
To all who had not provided themselves with them she gave life-belts, and then assisted them into the boats.
"Noble Deeds of the World's Heroines" by Henry Charles Moore
Get a life belt, will you?
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
He had no parachute and no life belt or Mae West suit to float him.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
I saw him come to the surface, stunned and bleeding; I saw him raise the life-belt in his hand, and throw it to his mistress.
"Anecdotes & Incidents of the Deaf and Dumb" by W. R. Roe
He grasped at them as a drowning man at a life-belt, but he did not voice the hope.
"Claire" by Leslie Burton Blades
Is the attitude toward life of the people of the Dakota wheat belt different from those of New York City?
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
There were life-belts around their bodies and they drifted away with their arms locked about one another.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
On either side of each officer were his war kit and a life-belt.
"On the right of the British line" by Gilbert Nobbs
A life-belt picked up on the Irish coast was all that was ever recovered from the doomed ship.
"Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North" by Fullerton Waldo
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In poetry:

Your careless hands must never hang
Me somewhere handy to be found.
I'm not a life belt. I'm a stone.
Depend on me and you'll be drowned…
""You get from time to time a man..."" by Konstantin Simonov
Close beside her, faintly moaning, fair and young, a soldier lay,
Torn with shot and pierced with lances, bleeding slow his life away;
But, as tenderly before him the lorn Ximena knelt,
She saw the Northern eagle shining on his pistol-belt.
"The Angels of Buena Vista" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

For much of my fashionable life, I've hated buying belts – almost as much as I hate shopping for underwear and socks.
If you are involved in an accident, a seat belt may prevent or reduce injury, or even save your life.
Get Off the Conveyor Belt of Life.
Life is one big, crazy, busy conveyor belt packed with commitments and to-do lists.
0These conveyor belt trippers are engineered for long life in a wide range of industrial and agricultural applications.
Some opt to hit the links with iris-burning clothes (Rickie Fowler), larger-than-life belt buckles (Rory Sabbatini) or unusual shaft colors (Bubba Watson).
There is simply no disputing that wearing a safety belt can save your life.
One bus was turned over on the right side, with a wheelchair secured and a life-size mannequin belted in.
Asteroid belts similar to the one between Mars and Jupiter appear to be rare beyond our solar system, implying that complex alien life may be rare as well, a new study reports.
Complex alien life may require rare ' just-right ' asteroid belts.
Ethanol is rapidly transforming life in Iowa and the rest of the corn belt.
A 17-year-old man from Palmyra, Missouri knows firsthand how a seat belt can save your life.
A celebration of life will be held from noon to 3 pm Saturday, June 30, at Joany's Sidekicks in Iron Belt.
Abortion opponents say they're still pursuing life-at-fertilization ballot initiatives in six other states after Bible Belt voters in Mississippi defeated one Tuesday.
With new book out and videos under his belt, we examine a day in the Cleveland comedian's life.
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In science:

Moreover, the hypothesis that icy moons may harbour sub-surface life, whilst difficult to pursue in the case of Kepler 16b (which lies about 200 light years away), is open to being tested directly in the course of missions within the Solar System, in the asteroid belt, around giant planets, or in the Kepler Belt.
Kepler 16: A System of Potential Interest to Astrobiologists
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