from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The silverbell, Mohrodendron Carolinum.
  • n. A tall branching frame bearing several small bells which can thus be shaken at once: usually a mere toy, but occasionally used in popular band-music.


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  • But I managed to slip onto a recent extra tour and see inside for myself, and it was everything I was (and wasn't) expecting. central courtyard, a tiny space used for bell storage - some new, some old, some damaged and back for repair bell-tree on one wall which chimes the quarter hours and can also play Oranges and Lemons (well, what else?).

    diamond geezer

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