from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

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  • He pulled the bell rope left over from the days of Melissa’s grandparents.

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  • Rising, he gave the bell rope hanging over the secretaire a sharp tug.

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