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  • Oxford street, and six times carried away every bell-handle in Bloomsbury square, besides turning off the gas in various thoroughfares.

    Master Humphrey's Clock

  • Dinny pulled a chased bell-handle, and a faint tinkle sounded, as from some errant sheep.

    Over the River

  • He used the wrong name, and did not notice it in his evident vexation at not finding the bell-handle.

    The Insulted and the Injured

  • She was standing before an arched doorway over which were the words Queen Alice in large letters, and on each side of the arch there was a bell-handle; one was marked

    Through the Looking Glass

  • The bell-handle was fixed to the wall, on the side of the bed by which the table stood.

    The Haunted Hotel

  • His hand was out for the bell-handle, and he had pulled it, before he was sure that he was unhurt.

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • She cast a despairing glance across the room at the bell-handle, which was utterly beyond her reach.

    Vera Nevill Or, Poor Wisdom's Chance

  • A lane with high banks, now covered with ferns and wild flowers, and furrowed with ruts which were more like crevasses, ran up to the house; but they left this and went round the orchard to the back of the yard, in the wall of which there was a little door with a bell-handle beside it.

    Dr. Jolliffe's Boys

  • She pulled the bell-handle which was second from the top in a row of handles at the side of the door, and put her basket down to rest herself, summoning up a kindly smile with which to greet her sister-in-law, Mary Mitchell.

    Littlebourne Lock

  • The pack having been called off, were taken to the kennel in the Haymarket, when one young dog, who had run counter at a bell-handle, was found to be missing; but the gratifying intelligence was soon brought, that he was safe in the Vine-street station-house.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, July 24, 1841

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