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- n. A short length of rope, spliced to the eye of the clapper of a ship's bell and by which it is struck
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a rope by which a church or other bell is rung.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rope for ringing a bell.
- n. A bell-cord.
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Now, Astor reached over and tugged on a bell rope that had been fashioned to look like a leopard’s tail.
He pulled the bell rope left over from the days of Melissa’s grandparents.
Rising, he gave the bell rope hanging over the secretaire a sharp tug.