Usage examples for waistband

  1. Finally he surprised himself in his stealthy reckoning: arrived at the full- breech or buttoned waistband, about half- way up his ascent from the red silk stocking, he would pause and blink rapidly, sometimes jump and cough. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  2. I had been conscious of a strong hand grasping my waistband and giving me a drag up, and now I was sitting trembling and holding tightly by the post. – Burr Junior by G. Manville Fenn
  3. " You will be there to- morrow afternoon, please," he begged, " and you will give me the rose from your waistband." – Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  4. Stretching out an arm, he cast him upon his shoulder; and, before the startled subject of his attack knew into whose hands he had fallen, a hook was passed beneath the waistband of his trowsers, and he was half way between the water and the spar, on his way to join the considerate Fid. – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  5. Ralph caught one by the throat, the other by the waistband. – Ralph of the Roundhouse by Allen Chapman
  6. His eyes glistened in concentration as he dropped to his knees and retrieved a small bag from his waistband. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  7. " It's of no use," said he, jerking up his waistband and giving a side glance at us, " one can't dance always nouther." – Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey by Washington Irving
  8. Neither did the proud- hearted Peter trouble himself to hinder their researches nor impede their departure; he was too mindful of their sacred character as envoys; but I warrant me had they played the same tricks with William the Testy, he would have had them tucked up by the waistband, and treated to an aerial gambol on his patent gallows. – Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete by Washington Irving
  9. He went back into the room, buckled on a full cartridge belt, and transferred his revolver from his waistband to its usual holster. – With Hoops of Steel by Florence Finch Kelly
  10. She took them, and after inhaling their perfume for a minute or two, put them into her waistband. – Bijou by Gyp
  11. The fourth; he broke into a roar; The fifth; his waistband split; The sixth; he burst five buttons off, And tumbled in a fit. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  12. She could trim a hat with a tooth- brush and a banana in such a way that it looked quite Parisian till you firmly analysed its component parts, and most of her ingenuity was devoted to dress: the more was the pity that she had such a roundabout figure that her waistband always reminded you of the equator.... – Miss Mapp by Edward Frederic Benson
  13. A man stood there- a fat man with a stomach that hung out over the waistband of his trousers. – The Heart of the Range by William Patterson White
  14. Now you do not feel them on you; the slight pressure of the elastic waistband is no longer there against your waist. – Hall of Mirrors by Fredric Brown
  15. This he hurriedly transferred to his own, seeing as he did so that a name was roughly scratched within, and then, setting his teeth, he gave a glance round, a heedless precaution in that solitary place, caught the poor fellow by arm and waistband, raised him, and in another moment would have thrust him over into the gulf, when a smile full of cunning crossed his face. – The Mynns' Mystery by George Manville Fenn
  16. He set the flickering light upon the floor, and dropping to his knees, drew from his waistband a silver chain, at the end of which were his seal and keys. – Caste by W. A. Fraser
  17. The rent was a long one, extending diagonally from the waistband to the bottom hem. – Lalage's Lovers 1911 by George A. Birmingham
  18. She bent her head over some trifling adjustment of her waistband, while the hot flush of wounded love and pride rose to her face, to give place to a deathly pallor as she realised that this was the outcome of all her hopes and longings. – By Berwen Banks by Allen Raine