American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An arrangement of small suspended pieces, as of glass, metal, or ceramic, hung loosely together so that they tinkle pleasingly when blown by the wind. Also called wind-bells.
“The music of the cupola wind chimes was in my brain dancing, dancing, telling me of happy playtimes up there, slyly whispering of one terrible time up there.”
“She carried the soft bundle and her sewing tools downstairs and outside to the covered lanai, where soft breezes caressed her and the gentle tinkle of koa wood wind chimes whispered a promise that she must not despair, not until she knew all was lost, and perhaps not even then.”
“I broke free from Arden’s arms and began to pace the Turkey rug, glancing at Sylvia, who backed up to a window and stared up at the wind chimes as if she were hearing them blow, when they just dangled now, motionless.”
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The dutch poet Joost van den Vondel (1587-1679) became the winner of a poetry contest in 1620 for:
U .... You
Nu! .... Now!
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words that evoke magic, mystery, mayhem, magnificence or anything else that glimmers in the grass
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