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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A horse wearing a bell; especially, a horse adorned with bells, ribbons, etc., used in celebrating May-day, which, in consequence, is called bell-horse day.
  • n. A workman who finds it to his advantage to exert himself more than his fellow employees, in order to give grounds for the discharge of those who cannot keep up with the pace set by him.

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