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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BELTED

Placed under the sacred charge of a king, and a belted knight, has she—oh!

I marvel that you can make such proposals to any belted knight!'

Pierre, very hot in the face, pocketed his winnings and belted on the gun.

Bat had belted on his big six-shooter, and Walt carried the shotgun.

And that rests upon the greens and grays and yellows of the Belted Shales.

Venice and Ravenna are belted in with swamps, and fevers are rife in the autumn.

Belted about the middle of each was a revolver and tobacco pouch.

His clothing was dark, and the belted coat fitted him trimly.

Richard wore a rose-colored tunic of satin, belted with jewels.

He's renting it furnished from one of these belted blokes he's got in with.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "to fasten or gird with a belt," from belt (n.). Meaning "to thrash as with a belt" is 1640s; general sense of "to hit, thrash" is attested from 1838. Colloquial meaning "to sing or speak vigorously" is from 1949. Related: Belted; belting. Hence (from the "thrash with a belt" sense) the noun meaning "a blow or stroke" (1899).

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