the conveyor belt kept rising and clattering against the sky.
He had seen the conveyor belt from his office window for thirty years.
The silhouette of a conveyor belt moved against the strips of fire in the sky, raising coal to the top of a distant tower, as if an inexhaustible number of small black buckets rode out of the earth in a diagonal line across the sunset.
There was only a faint red breath above the structures in the darkness, as if the mills were asleep but alive, with the even breathing of the furnaces and the distant heartbeats of the conveyor belts to show it.
She would lie in bed, drifting off to sleep-then find herself suddenly thinking that the conveyor belt was worn at the coaling station at Willow Bend, Indiana, she had seen it from the window of her car on her last trip, she must tell them to replace it or theyand then she would be sitting up in bed, crying, Stop it!-and stopping it, but remaining awake for the rest of that night.
But years later, when we saw the lights going out, one after another, in the great factories that had stood solid like mountains for generations, when we saw the gates closing and the conveyor belts turning still, when we saw the roads growing empty and the stream of cars draining off, when it began to look as if some silent power were stopping the generators of the world and the world was crumbling quietly, like a body when its spirit is gone-then we began to wonder and to asků
There are no more uses of "conveyor belt" in the book.
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A conveyor belt is used to transport luggage at the airport.
Most luggage conveyor belts work at a speed of about 1 meter/second.