change-ringing love


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the continual production, without repetition, of changes on bells, See def. 9. above.
  • n. ringing tuned bells in a fixed order that is continually changing. See change{9}, n.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art of ringing a peal of bells in a regularly varying order, so that all the possible combinations may be made.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. ringing tuned bells in a fixed order that is continually changing


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  • On Hampsfell, the nearby ridge "most likely to appeal to a semi-retired fellwaker" according to Alfred Wainwright, ramblers treading their way over emerald turf and past limestone pavements sometimes hear the priory bells as they reach the stone-built tower of the Hospice, with its views aptly fit to go with the sound of the change-ringing below.

    Country diary: Cartmel, Cumbria

  • I did not feel the lack for all of the change-ringing neepery that fills the novel.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • I don't know how far back you've looked in the archives of my change-ringing ramblings - you do realize, don't you? that this whole crazy thing was triggered in the first place by my desire to design a sock based on The Nine Tailors.

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  • Somewhere out in the blogosphere I encountered a woman who had seen change-ringing patterns needlepointed on kneelers in a little church in Cardiff.

    Wanna see something amazing?

  • I envy your practical experience with change-ringing.

    Wanna see something amazing?

  • In several places the first line of a change-ringing chart was damaged or missing; since these lines always read “123456” they are not separately noted.

    The School of Recreation (1684 edition) Or, The Gentlemans Tutor, to those Most Ingenious Exercises of Hunting, Racing, Hawking, Riding, Cock-fighting, Fowling, Fishing

  • Unfortunately a large number of "ancients" have been recast, owing chiefly to the craze for change-ringing which flourished in England between 1750 and 1830.

    English Villages

  • It was not until the seventeenth century that change-ringing became general, and our old bells suffered much at the hands of the followers of the new fashion.

    English Villages

  • Canon Simpson was an enthusiast about bells, not only about "change-ringing," on which subject he was a recognised authority, but also about the designing and casting of bells.

    Here, There and Everywhere

  • Unlike stationary bells known as chimes or carillons, the change-ringing bells swing or rotate 360 degrees on a wheel as ringers pull on ropes.

    The Herald | - Front


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