Origin of death bell
Examples from the Web for death bell
One day his beloved did not appear; and soon the death-bell tolled sorrowfully over the island.Legends of the Rhine|Wilhelm Ruland
He had scarcely finished speaking when the slow, deep boom of the death-bell awoke the sluggish stillness of the heavy night.Mark Hurdlestone|Susanna Moodie
Still the death-bell tolled so mournfully that the sunshine seemed to fade in the air.Twice Told Tales|Nathaniel Hawthorne
As I stood on the shore, quietly thinking, I was startled by the sound of the death-bell, pealing along the sunny blue waters.Sketches in Canada, and rambles among the red men|Anna Brownell Jameson
When ships go down at sea during a terrible tempest, it is said the "death-bell" is often distinctly heard amid the storm-wind.