• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sword-belt a military belt from which the sword is hung
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sweord; Ice. sverdh, Ger. schwert.


In literature:

In another moment he had leaped to his feet, buckled his sword-belt tighter, slung his cloak into a corner, and run downstairs.
"The Black Douglas" by S. R. Crockett
Mr Vanslyperken, with his pistols in his belt, and his sword drawn, told Major Lincoln that he was all ready.
"Snarley-yow" by Frederick Marryat
What say you to a sword-belt?
"Erling the Bold" by R.M. Ballantyne
But the maiden took from the side of her bed a sword-belt, and gave it to Sir Galahad.
"King Arthur and His Knights" by Maude L. Radford
It was a dangerous resource to trust himself in Gath, with Goliath's sword dangling in his belt.
"The Life of David" by Alexander Maclaren
In his belt at the pinched waist he disports a sword and dagger, while he holds a baton in his hand.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
He had a sword by his side, and pistols in his belt.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Vol. V (of X) - Great Britain and Ireland III" by Various
His sword, also an old affair, was tied to his belt with bits of a lariat.
"For the Liberty of Texas" by Edward Stratemeyer
They wore swords in their belts, even at the early age of eight or ten years.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Phoebe was highly romantic, and when her lover went to war, she gave him a sword-belt plaited of her own hair.
"Three Margarets" by Laura E. Richards

In poetry:

Infinite distance there I see,
And soaring oft see burn
Orion with his belt severe
And sworded brilliance stern;
"Immortal Eve - III" by Manmohan Ghose
"Good lack!" quoth he "yet bring it me,
My leathern belt likewise,
In which I bear my trusty sword
When I do exercise."
"The Diverting History Of John Gilpin, Showing How He Went Farther Than He Intended, And Came Safe Ho" by William Cowper
He belted on his guid braid sword,
And to the field he ran,
But he forgot the helmet good,
That should have kept his brain.
"The Battle Of Otterburn" by Anonymous British
"Sing me a song divine,
With a sword in every line,
And this shall be thy reward."
And he loosened the belt at his waist,
And in front of the singer placed
His sword.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XII. -- King Olaf's Chri" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Over my head his arm he flung
Against the world; and scarce I felt
His sword (that dripped by me and swung)
A little shifted in its belt:
For he began to say the while
How South our home lay many a mile.
"Count Gismond--Aix in Provence" by Robert Browning
"When grown a warrior strong,
To feel his nation's wrong,
When he is fierce in battle, and wise in council fire,
Worthy my sword to wear,
Then with a father's care,
Let thy hand belt upon him the good sword of his sire.
"Tecumthe" by Nora Pembroke