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Belt around

belt around
Historical Examples

Bidwell’s Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison Austin Biron Bidwell
The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
Blazing Arrow Edward S. Ellis
Friar Tuck Robert Alexander Wason
The Gold Sickle Eugne Sue
The North Pacific Willis Boyd Allen
Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life Thomas Wallace Knox
The Hunters’ Feast Mayne Reid
New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 3, June, 1915 Various
A Book o’ Nine Tales. Arlo Bates


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