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  • n. Alternative spelling of bell rope.


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  • It wasn't winter on my visit, but the light was thinking about failing until I arrived at the door and the sun found its way around the clouds and through a tiny gap in the trees in order to light the west front and the single bellrope, or 'sally' as I now know it's called.

    Behind the Pig-Sty

  • He had already laid his hand upon the bellrope to convey his usual summons to Richards, when his eye fell upon a writing – desk, belonging to his deceased wife, which had been taken, among other things, from a cabinet in her chamber.

    Dombey and Son

  • After several minutes, having received no response, he next gave the bellrope four strong yanks.

    Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates

  • Hanging from a wooden post beside the gate was an iron bell about the size of a football, and beside the bellrope a sign hand-lettered in Arabic and French.

    Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates

  • She rose immediately and hobbled across the room to the bellrope.

    The Complete Stories

  • A deep bell-tone shimmered through the air as the first worshipper pulled the bellrope to sound the gong that would catch the attention of the resident, sacred kami.

    Wagers of Sin

  • Near her was a table on which were a shaded lamp, some books, a blotting-book, a teapot, and a cup; on the white quilt rested an unusually long bellrope, so that she might pull it without moving.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • Choulette rang for a long time, and so violently that the bellrope remained in his hand.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • The horse caught sight of the twigs with which a passer-by had mended the bellrope.

    A Complete Grammar of Esperanto

  • But his hand was even yet upon the bellrope when stumbling feet were heard outside, the door was flung wide, and the

    The Amateur Gentleman


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