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  • n. a bell in a church tower (usually sounded to summon people to church)


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  • One night, as he lay in bed, the winds had carried to him the clangoring of the church bell as some enthusiast jerked the rope frantically to tell the twisted news of a great battle.

    The Red Badge of Courage

  • The church bell tollin ', the hearse come driving slow

    I Asked For Water

  • It was three o'clock; the church bell tolled as I passed under the belfry: the charm of the hour lay in its approaching dimness, in the low-gliding and pale-beaming sun.

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. I.

  • He flung open the window, and his eyes were dazzled by the vivid light of the silvery sky; the thickets on the hill-side, alive with the song of birds, quivered and sparkled in the morning sun, the wind had dropped and the sound of the church bell vibrated through the pure air.

    The Mother

  • I hear a church bell ringing, a sandalled monk may pass me, a priest hurries by, book in hand ...

    Canadian Cities of Romance


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