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bell book

noun, Nautical.
1.
a book in which all orders affecting the main engines of a ship are recorded.
Origin of bell book
so called from the special use of bells on a ship
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  • bell book & Candle opened in December 2010 in a landmarked building in NYC's West Village.

    Fresh Picks John Mooney April 12, 2011
  • This recipe centers on the ingredients to make it special, which is similar to the food philosophy at bell book & Candle.

    Fresh Picks John Mooney April 12, 2011

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