Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small globular bell; a sleigh-bell.

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Examples

  • When Pekin was plundered the Harems contained a number of balls a little larger than the old musket-bullet, made of thin silver with a loose pellet of brass inside somewhat like a grelot; 406 these articles were placed by the women between the labia and an up-and-down movement on the bed gave a pleasant titillation when nothing better was to be procured.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Le Brusquet had sought the tennis courts, haunted the apartments of La Valentinois, and lounged about the lawns where the ladies and gallants of the Court played at _grelot_ of an evening; but in vain.

    Orrain A Romance

  • Au grelot de son manche où sonne un grain de sable.

    Un peu de Musique

  • When Pekin was plundered the Harems contained a number of balls a little larger than the old musket-bullet, made of thin silver with a loose pellet of brass inside somewhat like a grelot; [FN#406] these articles were placed by the women between the labia and an up-and-down movement on the bed gave a pleasant titillation when nothing better was to be procured.

    Arabian nights. English

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