What is the meaning of the smile a bright girdle in this excerpt from Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold?

What is the meaning of the smile a bright girdle in this excerpt from Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold?

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  1. The meaning of the simile “lay like the folds of a bright girdle furled” stands for the greatness of an era in England when it was at the peak of commercial success and also during that time when people were happier and felt like they belonged there.

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