from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tower of any kind built to contain one or more bells. See cut under campanile.


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  • While Art Of Noise celebrates the Midlands' cultural heritage of heavy metal, reggae, punk and bhangra, Easterby adapts the numinous aura of the bell-tower carillon to the enchanting possibilities activated by hi-tech electronic sensors set within the primal spookiness of a darkened room.

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  • When she finished praying, she found money on the altar and was able to commence building again. 50 Adelhausen's Sister-Book indicates that the choir walls were painted. 51 In addition to the church with its choir, the cloister had a bell-tower, a dormitory, cells, corn buildings, cellars, and other buildings, all of which were damaged in the fire of 1410.

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  • He saw it again, a flicker of motion from deep inside the open bell-tower.

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  •  I had passed it many times, its high bell-tower, arched front doors, the sign out front declaring “Worship!”

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  • But O'Reilly's book was on the bookshelf of Jim Adkisson, so HOW MANY O'Reilly fans going all bell-tower do YOU think it should take before O'Reilly is forced to give his victims fair on-air representation?

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  • Let it ring out from the bell-tower as a rebuke to such people

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  • UPDATE: Quentin Davies's £20,700 claim for bell-tower repairs deserves special mention ...

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  • He contemplates throwing her off the bell-tower of the Cathedral of Toledo, but refrains from doingso.

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  • What happens if a mosque requests a permit to build a bell-tower, a really tall, slender one, with a teeny-tiny bell on top?

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  • Two lanterns had been hung briefly in the bell-tower of Christ Church in Boston, indicating that troops would approach by sea across the Charles River to Cambridge, rather than marching by land out Boston Neck.

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