There was a door open into the belfry, and as nobody was about, we never thought it would be any harm to have a ring up.
One would have said that there was no longer a musician in the belfry.
This is the belfry that has looked down on the red roofs of Ghent for nearly six hundred years.
She knew where the rope hung which pulled the bell in the belfry.
Leaving their lanterns and instruments in the belfry they retraced their steps along the waterside track.
Those in front also saw and bombarded the belfry with shot and pistol ball.
At length he heard himself, and, glancing at the belfry, smiled a little.
At that moment eleven o'clock sounded from the belfry of Rocreuse.
On August 23, 1853, thunder burst over the belfry of Maison-Ponthieu.
Jarvis wouldn't say that; but he didn't deny that there might have been a few cobwebs in the belfry.
c.1400, "siege tower" (late 13c. in Anglo-Latin with a sense "bell tower"), from Old North French berfroi "movable siege tower" (Modern French beffroi), from Middle High German bercfrit "protecting shelter," literally "that which watches over peace," from bergen "to protect" (see bury) + frid "peace." Originally a wooden siege tower on wheels ("free" to move); it came to be used for chime towers (mid-15c.), which at first often were detached from church buildings (as the Campanile on Plaza San Marco in Venice). Spelling altered by dissimilation or by association with bell (n.).