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Little Belt

a strait in Denmark, between Jutland and Funen Island, linking the Kattegat with the Baltic. Length: about 48 km (30 miles). Width: up to 29 km (18 miles) Danish name Lille Bælt
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  • As he reached it, the flames entered a little belt of timber fifty yards from the place.

    Sheilah McLeod Guy Boothby
  • He opened the door, and passed through the little belt of shrubbery.

  • In a quarter of an hour the low cottage was reached, surrounded by a little belt of fields and a few storm-beaten fir-trees.

    Cobwebs and Cables Hesba Stretton
  • This carries it across the smiling waters of the little belt.

    Denmark M. Pearson Thomson
  • He plodded through a little belt of forest and found himself in a broad valley, with a ribbon of water flowing through it.

    Tom Strong, Lincoln's Scout Alfred Bishop Mason
  • The vessels parted company, the little belt sailing for Halifax for repairs.

    Sustained honor John R. Musick,
  • Every man of genius the world has ever produced has come from a little belt of land in the North Temperate Zone.

  • On this the little belt fired, and a furious action commenced, which lasted upwards of half-an-hour, with a short intermission.

  • Captain Bingham inquired why he had fired at all; on which the lieutenant replied that the little belt had fired first.

  • One evening he fell in with a British cruiser, the sloop-of-war "little belt," which in the dark he mistook for a frigate.

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