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conveyor belt

A conveyor belt is used to transport luggage at the airport.
  a moving band or belt that transports objects — such as goods in a factory
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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.
  • He refuses to let me put anything on the conveyor belt, so I just stand back and watch as he unloads the items from the buggy.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • Thinking of heaving bodies onto the conveyor belt that carried its human cargo into the hot, hungry mouth of the incinerator.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave

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  • He carried death inside him in the memories of his mother and the ten-foot pyres and the bones along the road and the conveyor belt carrying hundreds into the furnace of the power plant at camp, the dead burned to light their barracks and heat their water and keep them warm.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • A kitchen staffer stuck her head out over the conveyor belt and called: "Trays!"
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • Great rows of them walking to the conveyor belt to climb on.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Xhalal eventually got a job working for a company that made industrial conveyor belts.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • I traveled the globe as always, handing souls to the conveyor belt of eternity.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Quite incongruously, Keating felt as if a conveyor belt was under his feet, from the moment he crossed the threshold.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead

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  • Below it on the conveyor belt sat a truck chassis, and clustered around it were three dark shapes the size of forklifts.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • He opened his eyes and saw a bale of bay rolling past him on a conveyor belt, up toward the ceiling.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • He walked them to the far wall where a wide conveyor belt entered the room in a graceful curve, vaguely resembling a baggage claim carousel.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • In Bethesda, Maryland, in the middle of a wide-open warehouse that was once a Fritos factory, he built a glass-enclosed room that housed a rotating conveyor belt with hundreds of test-tube holders built into it.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Conveyor belts wound through the room like waterslides, carrying boxes in every direction.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • And the eggs will come through on a little conveyor belt—here!
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Dressed in company uniforms, the women stood, somewhat bent over, on either side of a couple of conveyor belts, working as fast as possible to wrap two kinds of Paragen in cellophane.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Resembling a small airport baggage distribution center, the circulation room had numerous conveyor belts that angled off in different directions.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • While he’s straddling the bar, the ramp begins to decline at a twenty-degree angle, and before he knows it, his feet are off the ground, and he’s being carried along on a conveyor belt.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • the conveyor belt kept rising and clattering against the sky.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • He picked up the cages that held the rat and monkey and set them on a rubber conveyor belt at the rear of the room.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • It was too much to carry, so I loaded it onto the freight conveyor belt and sent it on its way forward to the passenger quarters.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • The travellers crowded along some conveyor belts to have their luggage searched.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • Ginny took a cashier’s job at a Winn-Dixie supermarket and learned to work the register while smiling at customers and stomping on the pedal that moved the conveyor belt.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Things were always pretty scrambled up in the shipping room on Friday nights with boxes and dollies and racks scattered through the aisles and guys hollering and the conveyor belts rattling away and the rotary ovens upstairs screeching as they moved on hot greaseless plates.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • They were like a human conveyor belt.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • She took a moment to gather herself and seemed to be gauging which conveyor belt was slowest.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • It clicked and whirred along a conveyor belt, got hooked on a rope, and ascended through a slot in the roof.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • It all flies down the conveyor belts, four hundred tons a day, assembly lines of garbage, sorted, compressed and baled, transformed in the end to squareedged units, products again, wire-bound and smartly stacked and ready to be marketed.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Now, I’m not sure what you’re supposed to say to the checkout woman at twelve-thirty in the morning when you put thirteen pounds of catfish, Veet, the fat-daddy-size tub of Vaseline, a six-pack of Mountain Dew, a can of blue spray paint, and a dozen tulips on the conveyor belt.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • Life had a conveyor-belt quality.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • The chickens are locked in these dark, narrow cages, and given all these shots, and their feed is full of chemicals, and they’re put on conveyor belts, and machines cut their heads off and pluck them ."
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • He had seen the conveyor belt from his office window for thirty years.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • 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.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The conveyor belt extended a short distance then disappeared into a dark hole in the wall.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The queen looked like one of her caged animals being whisked off on a conveyor belt.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Sarah had started crossing the room when the floor changed suddenly to a number of conveyor belts whizzing away from the blinking wall at various speeds.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • Then, slowly, he turned away, picked up a sack and rejoined the conveyor belt of natives.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • The conveyor belt stopped at a table in a corner of the drafting room, where Keating found himself with a set of plans to expand, the scaggy back of the chief draftsman retreating from him in the unmistakable manner of having forgotten his existence.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The man pointed to a large electronic podium facing the conveyor belt.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • She climbed onto the conveyor belt with her head only a few feet from the opening in the wall.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The conveyor belt began to move.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • On the conveyor belt, the bed of the unfinished pickup truck was being used as a fire pit.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • They crossed a lane of forklift traffic, navigated a maze of conveyor belts, and ducked under a row of robotic arms that were packing up boxes.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • When cells were ready for shipping, he’d sound a loud bell and all workers in the building, including the mailroom clerks, would stop what they were doing, scrub themselves at the sterilization station, grab a cap and gown, and line up at the conveyor belt.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • When you are finished with your box, you place it back on the conveyor belt, insert your key again, and the process is reversed.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Katherine was already climbing off the conveyor belt.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The woman Cyclops stalked over to Sump and pushed him aside, knocking him over the conveyor belt.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Langdon was already moving toward the electronic podium near the conveyor belt.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Like a pair of ghosts, the dimly glowing imprints of two humanoids had just emerged from the wall on a conveyor belt.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
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