Definitions

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  • n. The ringing of bells, as performed by a bellringer.

Etymologies

bell +‎ ringing (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One of the recreations of Mr Justice Hughes, trial judge of "handless headcase" Abu Hamza al-Masri, is bellringing.

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  • He early divorced himself from his family though due his lifelong depending on them for income his divorce papers his books were never approved and that led him to even more serious drinking, a drinking that let loose the millions of bats in his poor old bellringing belfry.

    Sitting Here Thinking

  • I actually had an opportunity to use this entry to impress my girlfriend with my esoteric knowledge of bellringing!

    Bell ringers suffer terrible fear of... bells

  • The Central Council of Church Bell Ringers say that "bellringing is a great way of making new friends and meeting people" and that it's "a really different experience" so maybe now's the time to join them.

    Don't Let the Bells End

  • ABOUT a week had elapsed after the events which I have just recorded, when one morning, shortly before my return to Cambridge, I received a letter from Coleman, detailing the finale of the bellringing affair.

    Frank Fairlegh Scenes From The Life Of A Private Pupil

  • People have occasionally complained about bellringing.

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  • In every village where they appeared there was an end of dancing, bellringing, and hockey.

    The History of England, from the Accession of James II — Volume 1

  • On the fourth of November, the anniversary of the King's birth, and on the fifth, the anniversary of his landing at Torbay, the bellringing, the shouting, and the illuminations were renewed both in

    The History of England, from the Accession of James II — Volume 4

  • The odious vice of bellringing he renounced; but he still for a time ventured to go to the church tower and look on while others pulled the ropes.

    Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches — Volume 3

  • Born in Brooklyn, to Russian Jewish parents, he grew up immersed in memories of klezmer bands and Russian folk songs: "That's where my influences come from - not the European bellringing tradition but the di di yah-da-da di di sounds I heard as a child."

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