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  • n. Plural form of bell.
  • n. Ship's bells; the strokes on a ship's bell, every half hour, to mark the passage of time.


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  • She says the department has decided to forego what she called bells and whistles like mobile detection machines, but she could not tell me how many machines ultimately the department will buy -- Lou.

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  • Ben and Tom credit producer Gil Norton with reigning in their pension to over-indulge in what they call the bells and whistles.

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  • And the soul of Yeats, long imprisoned in that golden effigy, was delivered as well, and he and Junius together passed as a breeze into that undiscovered country, from whence the voice of a woman sang, where there grow grapes and nectarines of metaphysical proportions, and where the tolling of the iron bells is only a distant, silvery echo. from → Stories

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  • Breaking up the “too big to fail” banks in the same way as MaBell was broken up into the baby bells is a wonderful idea.

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  • Each one of the hundreds of thin bone china bells is unique: subtly altered by organic firing variations; each has a distinctive shape and acoustic tone.

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  • I brought in bells to show the kids, and a picture of a sleigh.

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  • I have heard that they are fired along with the ringing of bells is to call the faithful to morning mass.

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