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Black belt   /blæk bɛlt/   Listen
Black belt

A person who attained the rank of expert in the martial arts (judo or karate).
A black sash worn to show expert standards in the martial arts (judo or karate).

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"Black belt" Quotes from Famous Books

... black belt about his waist. Attached to the belt were at least a dozen weapons: several grenades, a pistol, another pistol with a flaring muzzle, a long knife, a glassy looking tube fitted to a pistol-butt, and a blue-black ugly thing which was shaped ...
— Hunters Out of Space • Joseph Everidge Kelleam

... experience furnished the historical basis for Calhoun's argument for nullification, and for the political philosophy underlying his theory of the "concurrent majority."[118:1] This adjustment was effected, however, only after the advance of the black belt toward the interior had assimilated portions of the Piedmont to ...
— The Frontier in American History • Frederick Jackson Turner

... and his two daughters were all hanged to a tree and their bodies riddled with bullets. Before the close of the year there was serious trouble in the southwestern portion of the state, and behind this lay all the evils of the system of peonage in the black belt. Driven to desperation by the mistreatment accorded them in the raising of cotton, the Negroes at last killed an overseer who had whipped a Negro boy. A reign of terror was then instituted; churches, society halls, and homes were burnt, and several individuals shot. On December ...
— A Social History of the American Negro • Benjamin Brawley

... a double-shotted, baited hook, dropped delicately between the heads of the long grasses. Underneath this canopy the trout were feeding, taking the hook with a straight downward tug, as they made for the hidden bank. It was already twilight when I began, and before I reached the black belt of woods that separated the meadow from the lake, the swift darkness of the North Country made it impossible to see the hook. A short half hour's fishing only, and behold nearly twenty good trout derricked into a basket until then sadly empty. Your rigorous fly-fisherman would have passed ...
— Fishing with a Worm • Bliss Perry

... institutions—more than forty of our students are now teaching. Nearly every school in Kemper County is supplied with teachers from our school. Several of our young men are seriously considering the going as mission teachers into the darkest part of the great Black Belt. ...
— The American Missionary - Volume 50, No. 1, January, 1896 • Various

... of immense muscular power and capable of great physical exertion—he was above forty-five years of age but still apparently in the prime of his strength. He wore a long rusty black, or rather grey cure's frock, which fell from his shoulders down to his heels, and was fastened round his body with a black belt—this garment was much the worse for wear, for Father Jerome had now been deprived of his income for some twelve months; but he was no whit ashamed of his threadbare coat, he rather gloried in it, and could not be induced by the liberal offers of his more wealthy friends ...
— La Vendee • Anthony Trollope

... a seat at his table for the voyage. With a black jacket on her arm, Christine was conducted to her seat at dinner by the chief steward. She wore a plain black skirt and waist of black and white, with black belt and jet buckle. ...
— The Harris-Ingram Experiment • Charles E. Bolton

... North and South. Consecration of Chickamauga-Chattanooga Military Park. Agricultural Development in the South. Manufactures. Natural Products. Southern Characteristics. The "Black Belt." Montgomery Conference on the Negro Question. Lynching. Booker T. Washington and the Tuskegee ...
— History of the United States, Volume 5 • E. Benjamin Andrews

... quick as the white Alabamans of to-day to find means to suppress the negro vote. With all my heart I wish that such an exchange of citizens might temporarily be effected, for when the immigrants from Massachusetts moved back to their native New England, after an experience of the black belt, they would take with them an understanding of certain aspects of the negro problem which they have never understood; an understanding which, had they possessed it sixty or seventy years ago, might have brought about the freeing of slaves by government purchase—a course which Lincoln ...
— American Adventures - A Second Trip 'Abroad at home' • Julian Street

... lofty, its whole exterior more imposing. The plantations are a good deal grown, and almost bury the house from the distant view, but they still preserve all their formality of outline, as seen from the Galashiels road. Every field has a thick, black belt of fir-trees, which run about, forming on the long hillside the most fantastic figures. The house is, however, a very interesting house. At first, you come to the front next to the road, which you do by a steep descent down the plantation. You ...
— Seeing Europe with Famous Authors - Vol. II Great Britain And Ireland, Part Two • Francis W. Halsey

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