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bellpull

[bel-poo l] /ˈbɛlˌpʊl/
noun
1.
a handle, cord, or strip of cloth pulled to ring a bell.
Origin of bellpull
1835-1845
An Americanism dating back to 1835-45; bell1 + pull
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  • In the wall was a gate, and by the gate a bellpull formed of a hanging wire.

  • The conductor hesitated before he jerked the bellpull to go on: Then he said, "Well, she'll want her umbrella, anyway."

    Literature and Life William Dean Howells

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