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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a door bell (=that you press to make it ring)
▪ Adam walked up the path and rang the door bell.
bell pepper
bell/clock tower
▪ The bell tower was added to the church in 1848.
church bells
▪ I could hear the church bells ringing.
diving bell
peal of bells
▪ A sudden peal of bells broke the silence.
▪ These harmonics have the sound of a very clear and distant bell.
▪ The building is surrounded by walls and the visitor enters through the great bell tower gateway.
▪ Over the earth rests the vault of heaven like a hemispherical dome or great bell.
▪ The great bells of the Immaculate Conception chimed the hour.
▪ Also dispensed with was the sounding of the great bell after the victims had reached Tyburn and had been hanged.
▪ The thing that interested him most, however, was the rope of the great alarm bell on the roof.
▪ Again the great bell rang out.
▪ In 1970 about 900 million people were starving-perhaps a billion in total. Little wonder warning bells were sounding.
▪ A little bitty tin bell, two, maybe three feet high.
▪ Every hour on the hour there we were, slaves to that teleprinter machine and its little bell.
▪ It smelled of perfume and breath and there were horrible little bells.
▪ Down each arm, from shoulder to sleeve, gleamed those bloody little bells which tinkled every time he moved.
▪ She went in out of the heat to piped-in music and little ringing bells.
▪ He's got loads of interesting things like wooden masks and a big metal pipe for smoking and a little brass bell.
▪ Pimiento: Looks like a regular red bell pepper, but with a pointed base.
▪ Usually more flavorful than red bell peppers, pimientos offer a hint of heat.
▪ The rooms themselves were like those dusty red paper Christmas bells, folds within folds.
▪ A sandwich of grilled chicken, red bell peppers and melted white cheddar on baguette is gilded with a garlic aioli.
▪ From the handle, no doubt for pushing it in the snow, hang some small, bronze bells.
▪ He rang a small hand bell.
▪ During a rite of exorcism, the officiating priest carries a small bell.
▪ The property takes its name from a small Roman bell which is there to be seen.
▪ If the adviser wants you to make out a cheque to him, the alarm bells should start ringing.
▪ Even so, alarm bells are beginning to sound at Westminster.
▪ But now the alarm bells are ringing again.
▪ A loud alarm bell rang out soundly and he awoke from a trance.
▪ What is surprising is that alarm bells within the bank did not bring action earlier.
▪ Some of these issues set off fewer alarm bells today and perhaps for most of us they are of less social concern.
▪ As soon as a key was inserted it rang a loud alarm bell and palace guards would rush in with drawn swords.
▪ Some where the church bells rang in the distance, calling the faithful to evensong.
▪ The air was filled with the tolling of church bells.
▪ Past Four Court dominant as church bells.
▪ Last night I heard church bells in the background.
▪ It was as if a harvest festival were enacted daily, for throughout the hours of market the church bell tolled quietly.
▪ The church bells were ringing, and the streets were filled with well-dressed people.
▪ Of great interest are the church bells, very fine for a small village church.
▪ As she stood, wondering how to sort out the tangle, the door bell rang.
▪ Suddenly the door bell rang and she blessed that she'd blissed the afternoon away.
▪ She was just about to make some coffee, when the front door bell rang.
▪ I must be brave for Perdita's sake, said Daisy through chattering teeth as she pressed the door bell.
▪ There's your front door bell now.
▪ At that moment the front door bell rang and Sophia went to answer it.
▪ Six foot high and floodlit, they winked, mewed and yapped when the door bell was rung.
▪ If the door bell goes, do you shuffle heavily along to answer it?
▪ Raise the heat slightly and add the bell peppers.
▪ Pimiento: Looks like a regular red bell pepper, but with a pointed base.
▪ Usually more flavorful than red bell peppers, pimientos offer a hint of heat.
▪ Green bell peppers are not a substitute.
▪ Fluff gently with a fork, add oil or cooking liquid, onion, bell peppers, tomato, and olives.
▪ He adds the rest of the bell peppers and the jalapenos.
▪ Stir in the onions, celery, bell pepper and garlic.
▪ Greens Restaurant gave bell peppers and onions.
▪ On hearing a bell ring before the appearance of food the animals quickly came to associate that sound with feeding time.
▪ Finally, the bell rings and kids burst joyfully out the door.
▪ The bell rings and as I approach the front door I can see Mrs Marsh through the frosted glass.
▪ The bell ringers have made their celebrations heard.
▪ And how could the bell ringer run undetected across the Tower to arrange Mowbray's fall?
▪ The building is surrounded by walls and the visitor enters through the great bell tower gateway.
▪ We kissed, and every time the bell tower sounded, we listened attentively.
▪ Hollola is a fine country church with decorative gables and detached, classical bell tower added in 1848.
▪ Already heavily damaged by the September quakes, the Foligno bell tower lost more pieces Sunday during a series of quakes.
▪ The bell tower dates from the eleventh-century and is the oldest in the Lombardy Romanesque style that still exists.
▪ And then Madeleine ascends the mission bell tower.
▪ Lombard influence shows chiefly in the bell towers.
▪ In little villages it is often a white clapboard building with a hip roof and a bell tower.
▪ Would she ring the warning bell that cushioned the little fellow from the worst of it?
▪ At that moment no warning bells sounded in his head.
▪ Broomhead heard warning bells starting to ring in his head.
▪ For a moment his attractiveness shone so powerfully that it almost sabotaged the warning bells sounding strident alarm inside Charity's head.
▪ He was responding to her presence. Warning bells sounded in his head.
▪ No warning bells chimed in this mere mortal mind.
▪ There were no more sounds of men running, but his warning bells were ringing.
▪ A warning bell sent off its small alarm inside Renwick's head.
▪ Talking about wedding bells, she was.
▪ By then I was hearing wedding bells, and not only for Old Red and Margaret.
▪ Myra has wedding bells ringing in her ears all day.
▪ A ship that loses energy, a diving bell that gains it.
▪ And that is where we stayed together, until we heard the Compline bell.
▪ Bea heard the cast iron bell fastened to the front door and went to see who it was.
▪ By then I was hearing wedding bells, and not only for Old Red and Margaret.
▪ Last night I heard church bells in the background.
▪ Tug had forgotten what day it was until he heard the bells.
▪ Perhaps nobody had heard the bell.
▪ She heard distant bells ringing and the strange silence of the streets.
▪ The window was open at the top and I could hear the church bells ringing in the distance.
▪ As instructed, he got out and pressed a bell in the wall, and after a moment the gates opened.
▪ He pressed the bell and waited, half hoping that it wouldn't ring or no one would come.
▪ She reached for her packet of Soviet-made Marlboros, noticed the full ashtray and pressed a bell on her desk.
▪ I found that out when I'd pressed the bell and no one came.
▪ I must be brave for Perdita's sake, said Daisy through chattering teeth as she pressed the door bell.
▪ Wycliffe pressed a bell push in a door with stained glass panels.
▪ She had managed to press the bell with the end of her whip.
▪ He pulled on a metal bell handle and heard the bell jangle.
▪ He lay in white sheets; soon he would pull the bell for Francoise to bring him his morning coffee.
▪ Cranston pulled at the bell and they were allowed through a wicket gate built into the ponderous door.
▪ So, the caller would pull the brass outer bell.
▪ When he reached the door he pulled on the bell and waited.
▪ That telephone was sounding a warning bell.
▪ Little wonder warning bells were sounding.
▪ If the defendant refuses to sign warning bells should ring.
▪ If the engineer does not brake his train, a warning bell is set off, followed by an application of brakes.
▪ That telephone was sounding a warning bell.
▪ When he sees the ride begin to fill with customers, Brown rings a warning bell.
▪ MEPs, who follow proceedings on closed-circuit television, are warned by a bell 10 minutes before voting takes place.
▪ The problems experienced by Elveden Farms, near Thetford, Suffolk, this season should ring warning bells for all beet growers.
(hear the sound of) wedding bells
alarm bells ring
▪ At Police Headquarters alarm bells rang in from government munition dumps, military vehicle compounds, hi-tech weapon factories and sweet shops.
▪ Between them, in their flight from the mill, they'd set all the alarm bells ringing at the local sub-station.
▪ But alarm bells rang when Allison wrote back in December.
▪ Her flesh cried out to be closer, and, with the last vestiges of sanity, alarm bells rang.
▪ Maybe when they didn't phone home, the alarm bells rang.
▪ More precisely, one complaint from a parent actually appeared, but this was enough to set alarm bells ringing.
▪ Nor had any alarm bells rung about Thomas.
hell's bells
pull the other one (it's got bells on)
ring a bell
▪ "Gentle Ben's Brewing Company" will ring a bell with anyone who has lived in Arizona.
▪ Does the name Bill Buckner ring a bell?
▪ The name rings a bell, but I can't place it at the moment.
▪ At eight sharp the duty orderly rang a bell.
▪ But the name Woodall rings a bell.
▪ Does the name Se Ri Pak ring a bell?
▪ I knew it rang a bell somewhere.
▪ She went in out of the heat to piped-in music and little ringing bells.
▪ To readers of this column does the name Rosenstein ring a bell?
warning bell/bells
▪ At that moment no warning bells sounded in his head.
▪ Broomhead heard warning bells starting to ring in his head.
▪ If the defendant refuses to sign warning bells should ring.
▪ If the engineer does not brake his train, a warning bell is set off, followed by an application of brakes.
▪ Little wonder warning bells were sounding.
▪ That telephone was sounding a warning bell.
▪ When he sees the ride begin to fill with customers, Brown rings a warning bell.
▪ Would she ring the warning bell that cushioned the little fellow from the worst of it?
▪ Attach a bell to the cat's collar to warn birds.
▪ The bell sounded to end the fight.
▪ When you hear the bell, stop writing.
▪ A lemon, a bell and a cherry.
▪ Add tomatoes, bell pepper and spice mixture and cook 1 hour.
▪ It didn't ring any bells.
▪ Past Four Court dominant as church bells.
▪ Raise the heat slightly and add the bell peppers.
▪ She debated whether to sit down on the carpet for a while but shook herself and rang the bell.
▪ She was just about to make some coffee, when the front door bell rang.
▪ The guards and porters walked about, the bell was rung, the signal was given ad the train started off.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Bell \Bell\, n. [AS. belle, fr. bellan to bellow. See Bellow.]

  1. A hollow metallic vessel, usually shaped somewhat like a cup with a flaring mouth, containing a clapper or tongue, and giving forth a ringing sound on being struck.

    Note: Bells have been made of various metals, but the best have always been, as now, of an alloy of copper and tin.

    The Liberty Bell, the famous bell of the Philadelphia State House, which rang when the Continental Congress declared the Independence of the United States, in 1776. It had been cast in 1753, and upon it were the words ``Proclaim liberty throughout all the land, to all the inhabitants thereof.''

  2. A hollow perforated sphere of metal containing a loose ball which causes it to sound when moved.

  3. Anything in the form of a bell, as the cup or corol of a flower. ``In a cowslip's bell I lie.''

  4. (Arch.) That part of the capital of a column included between the abacus and neck molding; also used for the naked core of nearly cylindrical shape, assumed to exist within the leafage of a capital.

  5. pl. (Naut.) The strikes of the bell which mark the time; or the time so designated.

    Note: On shipboard, time is marked by a bell, which is struck eight times at 4, 8, and 12 o'clock. Half an hour after it has struck ``eight bells'' it is struck once, and at every succeeding half hour the number of strokes is increased by one, till at the end of the four hours, which constitute a watch, it is struck eight times.

    To bear away the bell, to win the prize at a race where the prize was a bell; hence, to be superior in something.

    To bear the bell, to be the first or leader; -- in allusion to the bellwether or a flock, or the leading animal of a team or drove, when wearing a bell.

    To curse by bell, book, and candle, a solemn form of excommunication used in the Roman Catholic church, the bell being tolled, the book of offices for the purpose being used, and three candles being extinguished with certain ceremonies.

    To lose the bell, to be worsted in a contest. ``In single fight he lost the bell.''

    To shake the bells, to move, give notice, or alarm.

    Note: Bell is much used adjectively or in combinations; as, bell clapper; bell foundry; bell hanger; bell-mouthed; bell tower, etc., which, for the most part, are self-explaining.

    Bell arch (Arch.), an arch of unusual form, following the curve of an ogee.

    Bell cage, or Bell carriage (Arch.), a timber frame constructed to carry one or more large bells.

    Bell cot (Arch.), a small or subsidiary construction, frequently corbeled out from the walls of a structure, and used to contain and support one or more bells.

    Bell deck (Arch.), the floor of a belfry made to serve as a roof to the rooms below.

    Bell founder, one whose occupation it is to found or cast bells.

    Bell foundry, or Bell foundery, a place where bells are founded or cast.

    Bell gable (Arch.), a small gable-shaped construction, pierced with one or more openings, and used to contain bells.

    Bell glass. See Bell jar.

    Bell hanger, a man who hangs or puts up bells.

    Bell pull, a cord, handle, or knob, connecting with a bell or bell wire, and which will ring the bell when pulled.

    Bell punch, a kind of conductor's punch which rings a bell when used.

    Bell ringer, one who rings a bell or bells, esp. one whose business it is to ring a church bell or chime, or a set of musical bells for public entertainment.

    Bell roof (Arch.), a roof shaped according to the general lines of a bell.

    Bell rope, a rope by which a church or other bell is rung.

    Bell tent, a circular conical-topped tent.

    Bell trap, a kind of bell shaped stench trap.


Bell \Bell\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Belled; p. pr. & vb. n. Belling.] To put a bell upon; as, to bell the cat.

2. To make bell-mouthed; as, to bell a tube.


Bell \Bell\, v. i. To develop bells or corollas; to take the form of a bell; to blossom; as, hops bell.


Bell \Bell\, v. t. [AS. bellan. See Bellow.] To utter by bellowing. [Obs.]


Bell \Bell\, v. i. To call or bellow, as the deer in rutting time; to make a bellowing sound; to roar.

As loud as belleth wind in hell.

The wild buck bells from ferny brake.
--Sir W. Scott.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English belle, common North Sea Germanic (cognates: Middle Dutch belle, Middle Low German belle) but not found elsewhere in Germanic (except as a borrowing), from PIE root *bhel- (4) "to sound, roar." Statistical bell curve was coined 1870s in French. Of glasses in the shape of a bell from 1640s. Bell pepper is from 1707, so called for its shape. Bell, book, and candle is a reference to a form of excommunication. To ring a bell "awaken a memory" (1934) is perhaps a reference to Pavlovian experiments.


"attach a bell to," late 14c., from bell (n.). Related: Belled; belling. Allusions to the story of the mice that bell the cat (so they can hear him coming) date to 1520s.


Etymology 1 n. 1 A percussive instrument made of metal or other hard material, typically but not always in the shape of an inverted cup with a flared rim, which resonates when struck. 2 The sounding of a bell as a signal. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To attach a bell to. 2 To shape so that it flares out like a bell. 3 (context slang transitive English) To telephone. 4 (context intransitive English) To develop bells or corollas; to take the form of a bell; to blossom. Etymology 2

n. The bellow or bay of certain animals, such as a hound on the hunt or a stag in rut. vb. (context intransitive English) To bellow or roar.


v. attach a bell to; "bell cows"

  1. n. a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck

  2. a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed [syn: doorbell, buzzer]

  3. the sound of a bell being struck; "saved by the bell"; "she heard the distant toll of church bells" [syn: toll]

  4. (nautical) each of the eight half-hour units of nautical time signaled by strokes of a ship's bell; eight bells signals 4:00, 8:00, or 12:00 o'clock, either a.m. or p.m. [syn: ship's bell]

  5. the shape of a bell [syn: bell shape, campana]

  6. a phonetician and father of Alexander Graham Bell (1819-1905) [syn: Melville Bell, Alexander Melville Bell]

  7. English painter; sister of Virginia Woolf; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1879-1961) [syn: Vanessa Bell, Vanessa Stephen]

  8. United States inventor (born in Scotland) of the telephone (1847-1922) [syn: Alexander Bell, Alexander Graham Bell]

  9. a percussion instrument consisting of vertical metal tubes of different lengths that are struck with a hammer [syn: chime, gong]

  10. the flared opening of a tubular device

Bell, CA -- U.S. city in California
Population (2000): 36664
Housing Units (2000): 9215
Land area (2000): 2.476872 sq. miles (6.415068 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.165612 sq. miles (0.428932 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2.642484 sq. miles (6.844000 sq. km)
FIPS code: 04870
Located within: California (CA), FIPS 06
Location: 33.978414 N, 118.182908 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Bell, CA
Bell, FL -- U.S. town in Florida
Population (2000): 349
Housing Units (2000): 149
Land area (2000): 1.634454 sq. miles (4.233216 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.634454 sq. miles (4.233216 sq. km)
FIPS code: 04975
Located within: Florida (FL), FIPS 12
Location: 29.754443 N, 82.861712 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 32619
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Bell, FL
Bell, OK -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Oklahoma
Population (2000): 602
Housing Units (2000): 189
Land area (2000): 22.195926 sq. miles (57.487182 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 22.195926 sq. miles (57.487182 sq. km)
FIPS code: 05090
Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
Location: 35.737087 N, 94.521859 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Bell, OK
Bell -- U.S. County in Kentucky
Population (2000): 30060
Housing Units (2000): 13341
Land area (2000): 360.767946 sq. miles (934.384652 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.583243 sq. miles (1.510593 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 361.351189 sq. miles (935.895245 sq. km)
Located within: Kentucky (KY), FIPS 21
Location: 36.691388 N, 83.702245 W
Bell, KY
Bell County
Bell County, KY
Bell -- U.S. County in Texas
Population (2000): 237974
Housing Units (2000): 92782
Land area (2000): 1059.718825 sq. miles (2744.659040 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 28.208223 sq. miles (73.058960 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1087.927048 sq. miles (2817.718000 sq. km)
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 31.075540 N, 97.520327 W
Bell, TX
Bell County
Bell County, TX
Bell (disambiguation)

A bell is a percussion instrument, usually cup-shaped.

Bell may also refer to:


A bell is a simple idiophone percussion instrument. Although bells come in many forms, most are made of metal cast in the shape of a hollow cup, whose sides form a resonator which vibrates in a single tone upon being struck. The strike may be made by a "clapper" or "uvula" suspended within the bell, by a separate mallet or hammer, or—in small bells—by a small loose sphere enclosed within the body of the bell.

Bells are usually made by casting metal, but small bells can also be made from ceramic or glass. Bells range in size from tiny dress accessories to church bells 5 metres tall, weighing many tons. Historically, bells were associated with religious rituals, and before mass communication were widely used to call communities together for both religious and secular events. Later, bells were made to commemorate important events or people and have been associated with the concepts of peace and freedom. The study of bells is called campanology.

A set of bells, hung in a circle for change ringing, is known as a ring or peal of bells.

A set of 23 bells spanning at least two octaves is a carillon.

Bell (METRORail station)

Bell is an island platformed METRORail light rail station in Houston, Texas, United States. The station was opened on January 1, 2004 and is operated by the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO). Located in Downtown Houston this station is located at the intersection of Main Street and Bell Street. This is the 4th station heading south along the rail line.

Bell (typeface)

Bell (sometimes known as John Bell) is a serif typeface designed in 1788 by Richard Austin. It is considered an early example of the Scotch Roman style, a style featuring stylish contrasts between thick and thin strokes and ball terminals on many letters. After a short initial period of popularity, the face fell into disuse until it was revived in the 1930s, after which it enjoyed an enduring acceptance as a text face.

Bell (cyclecar)

The Bell is a British 3-wheeled cyclecar that was made in 1920 by W.G. Bell of Rochester, Kent.

The car was a three-wheeler with the single wheel at the front and was powered by a JAP or Precision engine. The cars were advertised, but it is not certain that series production ever started.

Bell (crater)

Bell is a lunar impact crater that is located on the far side of the Moon, just past the western limb. It lies in an area of terrain that is marked by many small craters, a number of which are satellite craters of Bell listed in the table below. Bell lies within two crater diameters of Laue to the north, and to the west of the smaller Helberg.

The outer wall of Bell has been worn, eroded, and somewhat reshaped by subsequent impacts. The satellite crater Bell Q lies across the southwest rim, and smaller craters lie across the rim to the north and the east. The interior floor is relatively level, and marked by the crater Bell E which is offset to the east of the midpoint.

Bell (surname)

Bell is a surname with several word-origins.

In some cases, the surname is derived from the Middle English bell. This surname likely originated as an occupational name for a bell ringer or bell maker; or else from a topographic name for someone who lived by an actual bell, or by a house sign or inn sign. In other cases, the surname Bell is derived from the mediaeval personal name Bel. The masculine form of this personal name is derived from the Old French beu, bel ("handsome"); the feminine form of the name represents a short form of Isobel. In some cases, the surname originates from a nickname, or descriptive name, derived from the Old French bel ("beautiful", "fair"). In other cases, the surname Bell represents an English form of the Gaelic surname Mac Giolla Mhaoil ("son of the servant of the devotee"). The surname Bell is also sometimes an Americanized form of like-sounding Jewish surnames. In some cases, the surname is derived from a placenames in Norway (Bell) and Germany (Bell in Rhineland; and possibly Belle, in Westphalia). The surname Bell is also sometimes an Anglicized form of the German Böhl or Böll.

Early attested forms of the surname when of a patronymic origin include: Ailuuardus "filius Belli", in 1086; Ricardus "filius Bell", in 1279; and Osbertus "filius Belle", in 1297. Early attested forms of the surname, when originating from an occupational name include: Seaman "Belle", in 1181–1187; and Serlo "Belle", in 1190. An early attested form of the surname when originating from someone who lived near a sign of a bell is: John "atte Belle", in 1332. Early attested forms of the surname when originating from nickname include: Hugo "bel" in 1148; and Robertus "bellus", and Robert "le bel", both in 1186–1200. Today the surname Bell can be found in many parts of the world. It is the 67th most popular surname in the United States and the 36th most common surname in Scotland.

Bell (satellite)

Bell, also known as PhoneSat 1.0b or PhoneSat v1b was a technology demonstration satellite operated by NASA's Ames Research Center, which was launched in April 2013. Part of the PhoneSat programme, it was one of the first three PhoneSat spacecraft to be launched.

A PhoneSat-1.0 satellite, Bell was built to the single-unit (1U) CubeSat specification, and measures in each dimension. The satellite is based on an off-the-shelf HTC Nexus One smartphone which serves in place of an onboard computer and avionics system. Unlike the more advanced PhoneSat-2.0 spacecraft, Bell is powered by non-rechargeable batteries, and has no attitude control system, however onboard sensors can be used to determine and monitor the satellite's attitude. The cameras built into the phones aboard Bell and its sister satellite Graham have been used to return images of the Earth from space.

Unlike Graham, Bell has an external Iridium modem attached to one of its side. Independent battery can supply power for the modem for 2–3 days.

Bell was named after Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. The two other PhoneSat spacecraft launched aboard the same rocket were named Alexander and Graham. The three PhoneSat spacecraft, along with the commercial Dove 1 satellite, were launched as secondary payloads aboard the maiden flight of the Antares carrier rocket; flight A-ONE. The primary payload was the Cygnus Mass Simulator.

Liftoff occurred at 21:00 UTC on 21 April 2013, from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, following attempts on 17 and 20 April which had been scrubbed due to an umbilical problem and high-level winds respectively. The launch was conducted by Orbital Sciences Corporation, however the CubeSats were launched under a contract with Spaceflight Services, using dispensers produced by ISIS. Alexander, Graham and Bell were deployed from a single ISIPod dispenser, while Dove 1 was deployed from a second such dispenser.

On 27 April 2013 the satellite was confirmed to have burned up in the atmosphere, with instruments still running up until then.

Usage examples of "bell".

So there they abode a space looking down on the square and its throng, and the bells, which had been ringing when they came up, now ceased a while.

Tim had always found himself especially attuned to the deserted charms of Candie Gardens in winter, enjoying the bare traceries of the trees and the widened harbour view, the few points of colour against the monochrome background - the red and pink of the camellias near the top gate, the hanging yellow bells of the winter-flowering abutilon with their red clappers, even the iridescence of the mallard drake circling the largest of the ponds with his speckled mate.

Then, a bell sounds, and acrasin is released by special cells toward which the others converge in stellate ranks, touch, fuse together, and construct the slug, solid as a trout.

Moreover, it was this special combination that adumbrated the style of expertise upon which Lawrence, Bell, and Philby built their reputation.

In the volume referred to, it was also related how Peter Bell, an old hermit, had been discovered by means of the Prescott aeroplane, and restored to his brother, a wealthy mining magnate.

James Bell and the man from Lost Brig Island out of the aeroplane shed.

The cannon-fire was not followed by the alarum bells, so they knew Bluto was just sending a few balls arcing through the night to remind the Turks he was there.

After several seconds another sound cut through the rain: the strident clangor of the alarum bells in the tower of St.

The alchemist thoughtfully stroked his beard, setting the bells tinkling.

Mrs Ross swung round so quickly that the skirt of her grey alpaca dress formed itself for a moment into a bell and it looked to Tilly as if she were about to run down the steps and across the lawn.

Some kind of dire temperature inversion had clamped itself down over the city like a bell jar, trapping and concentrating the cocktail of dust, automobile exhaust, coal smoke, woodsmoke, manure smoke, and the ammoniated gasses that rose up from the stewn excreta of millions of people and animals.

She rang the bell, and the same woman who had appeared in the evening, and was most likely the secret minister and the confidante of her amorous mysteries, came in.

In modern times these ideas were developed by such men as Volta, Ampere, Watt, Bell, Edison, and Einstein, who provided the basis for most of the technical wonders of today.

Bells rang, the stewards rushed forward, and- like rye shaken together in a shovel- the guests who had been scattered about in different rooms came together and crowded in the large drawing room by the door of the ballroom.

Somebody tauld her lately that ane Bell Calvert robbed her house, but she disna believe it.