Great Belt


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Great Belt

n
(Placename) a strait in Denmark, between Zealand and Funen islands, linking the Kattegat with the Baltic. Danish name: Store Bælt
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* Corsor, on the Great Belt, called, formerly, before the introduction of steam-vessels, when travellers were often obliged to wait a long time for a favorable wind, "the most tiresome of towns." The poet Baggesen was born here.
I'm very excited to fight for the Commonwealth title as it's a great belt that some great boxers have held.
"Everybody wants to fight for the British title and it's a great belt. When you get into the top 10 at this level everybody is going to be good.
"It's a great belt, there have been many world champions and many of the world's best fighters have held that belt.
In which country is the Great Belt Bridge, on which eight people were killed in a train accident last week?
The accident occurred early Wednesday when an object hit a train on the Great Belt Bridge between the two islands and forced it to brake hard, police said.
Summary: Copenhagen [Denmark], Jan 3 (ANI): A crowded passenger train and a truck trailer that apparently fell from a freight train collided on the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark, claiming six lives and wounding 16 others, authorities said.
A severe storm made it difficult for emergency services to reach the train which had stopped on the Great Belt fixed link between Zealand and Funen, Denmark's two major islands.
injured in a train accident on the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark.
Six people have been killed and many suffered injuries in a fatal train accident on the Great Belt Bridge, Denmark.
A severe storm in Denmark was making it difficult for emergency services to reach the train, which was halted on the Great Belt fixed link between Zealand and Fyn, Denmark's two major islands.