After the bells rang, 12 white doves were released from the steps of the 100-year-old church as people held hands and cried.
Mountain sheep were everywhere, some sleeping by the road, some foraging, bells ringing from their necks as they moved.
You could strip away the bells and whistles and it would still be a perfectly excellent Mozart biography.
Dr. Sophy notes that “some clinics are more expensive, some are less, depending on bells and whistles.”
These words have been rattling around in my head like pinballs, hitting the bells and lighting up the bonus signs.
Mr. Traill pulled a bell-cord and Ailie, unused as yet to bells, put her startled little face in at the door to the scullery.
Rings on her fin-gers, bells on her toes, She shall have mu-sic Wher-ever she goes.
Thus it goes on, adding a single stroke every half-hour till four o'clock, when "eight bells" are struck.
And the feasts rung in with bells followed at longer intervals.
They carry copper bassoons ten feet long, so heavy that their bells have to rest on the shoulder of an acolyte.
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.