He had belled a couple of the leaders, and assured me that he would have them in hand before sun-up.
The Disan jerked a belled tube from his waistband and raised it to his mouth.
And on a wind there came the scent of my own kind, and at that I belled.
So he began to tell the fable of the rats that would have belled the cat.
There was no urging of the sorry steed straining at its belled collar.
Well, he was a hard man: many's the time I was belled through him!
The cows were belled, and the whole little herd turned loose in the bush.
The short-winged hawks should generally be belled on the tail.
But at this particular moment the belled Buzzard was heading directly away from that quarter.
The Indian boy instantly mounted the belled horse, and rode off in an opposite direction.
Old English belle, common North Sea Germanic (cf. 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," 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.
Bell (běl), Sir Charles. 1774-1842.
British anatomist and surgeon who published detailed anatomies of the nervous system and the brain. He was the first to distinguish between sensory and motor nerves. Bell's Law and Bell's palsy are named for him.
Scottish-born American scientist and inventor whose lifelong interest in the education of deaf people led him to conceive the idea of transmitting speech by electric waves. In 1876 his experiments with a telegraph resulted in his invention of the telephone. He later produced the first successful sound recorder, an early hearing aid, and many other devices.
The bells first mentioned in Scripture are the small golden bells attached to the hem of the high priest's ephod (Ex. 28:33, 34, 35). The "bells of the horses" mentioned by Zechariah (14:20) were attached to the bridles or belts round the necks of horses trained for war, so as to accustom them to noise and tumult.