from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large bell used for sounding an alarm of fire.


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  • Consider alarm clocks each cold winter morning That rudely arouse you with fire-bell warning.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • Rounding the corner and passing in turn the fire-bell, the

    Ultima Thule

  • Once, one of the little houses on top of the hill had been struck by lightning, and the fire-bell had rung after everybody had gone to bed, making such a terrific noise that everybody got up again; and the house had first been nothing but flames that stretched miles up into the sky, and then was burnt down.

    The End of a Childhood

  • It just puzzles me to know who could have done it, because everybody was at the meeting, except you and Felicity-and I'm pretty certain that Felicity didn't even know St. Clare's possessed such a thing as a fire-bell! '

    Fifth Formers at St. Clare's

  • Miss Theobald had to be told about the strange ringing of the fire-bell, apparently done by nobody at all.

    Fifth Formers at St. Clare's

  • 'Jane, I've heard who rang the fire-bell,' said Mirabel, hardly liking to meet Jane's eyes.

    Fifth Formers at St. Clare's

  • 'What! Tell Miss Theobald that I rang the fire-bell!' said Antoinette, in surprise and disgust.

    Fifth Formers at St. Clare's

  • She was turning over and over in her mind the same question-WHO rang that fire-bell?

    Fifth Formers at St. Clare's

  • I fed uncomfortable here when I think of Jane Teal worrying about the fire-bell, and of Mirabel thinking it is Jane.

    Fifth Formers at St. Clare's

  • 'I was thinking that I cannot have the fire-bell rung without proper cause.

    Fifth Formers at St. Clare's


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