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belt

 [belt]
1. a strip of leather, canvas, or webbing that is worn around the waist.
2. to restrict by placing a circular binding around an area.

belt

Drug slang
A regional term referring to the jolting effects of an abuse substance when it takes effect.

Epidemiology
A popular term for any broad geographical region with an increased incidence of a particular disease.

Occupational medicine
A wide leather or heavy-duty cloth strap worn around the waist to support muscles when lifting.
 
Public health
See Seat belt.
 
Sports medicine
See Weight belt.

belt

Epidemiology A popular term for any broad geographical region with an ↑ incidence of a particular disease. See AIDS belt, Asian esophageal cancer belt, Cancer seat, Goiter belt, Lymphoma belt, Stroke belt Public health See Seat belt.
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Choose modular plastic link style food grade conveyor belting when durability, cold or very warm temperatures are required.
Belting is aware, of course, that this kind of claim to witness the end of art has a tradition of its own, whether it meant that art had reached its zenith, as in Vasari's lauding of Michelangelo as marking the "perfection of art"; its nadir, as in Vienna School historian Hans Sedlmayr's scornful charge that what was once an organic whole has now deteriorated into "stylistic chaos"; its political obsolescence, as in Berlin Dada's "Art is dead"; or its dissolution, as in postmodern critics' subsuming the history of art into the history of representations, an integration retroactively applied to the whole of art history in the practice of "visual culture.
Compact Grid raises the bar to the next level in the metal conveyor belting industry.
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) 3052, covering rubber and plastics flat belting.
Other flat belting is expected to show slightly stronger growth, registering annual compounded growth of 2.
End-of-belt and standalone parts separators can be provided with special "diamond back" belting, which allows steep incline, cleatless conveying up to 45[degrees] or greater.
Positively driven Intralox plastic link-style belting runs through a designed-in path, which eliminates tracking problems common to conventional conveyors.