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elastic band

another name for rubber band
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  • One point of the compass is placed at the center of the protractor and an elastic band is looped between the points.

  • Time was stretched and manipulated with as much ease as an elastic band.

    Colorado Jim George Goodchild
  • He will regard nature as an elastic band to stretch, rather than as a chain to break.

  • He loosened the elastic band and spread the remaining envelopes on his desk.

    The Touchstone Edith Wharton
  • Her little pink hat was held on by an elastic band, which, being put behind her ears and under her chin, was cutting her cruelly.

    Painted Windows Elia W. Peattie
  • The Allied armies had stretched like an elastic band, but had not broken.

  • The tormenting smile returned, and she slowly drew from her skirt a packet of yellow letters held together by an elastic band.

    To Him That Hath Leroy Scott
  • The letters were held together with an elastic band, and this gave some hope.

    The Golf Course Mystery Chester K. Steele
  • The plug and "ear bands" resemble an elastic band a quarter of an inch in width placed around a drinking glass.

  • Aunt Bessie worked her lips as though they were an elastic band.

    Main Street Sinclair Lewis

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