Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bell-shaped blossom.

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Examples

  • "Just when we are safest, there's a sunset - touch; A fancy from a flower-bell, some one's death, A chorus ending from Euripides, And that's enough" to bring the shock of disapproval, and with it disagreeable feeling - tone continues till disapproval is removed or approval is won.

    Problems of Conduct

  • Nevertheless her heart went pit-a-pat, and she withdrew a little deeper into the flower-bell.

    The Adventures of Maya the Bee

  • Browning's Ariel is the organ of a spiritual power which, unlike Prospero, seeks not merely to detect and avert crime, or merely to dismiss the would-be criminal, forgiven, to “live and deal with others better,” but to renovate character; to release men from the bondage of their egoisms by those influences, slight as a flower-bell or a sunset touch, which renew us by setting all our aims and desires in a new proportion.

    Robert Browning

  • He probes the depths of the flower-bell; he pries after the warmth and scent that lie within the “loaded curls” of his lady, and irradiates the lizard, or the gnome, [81] in its rock-chamber, the bee in its amber drop, [82] or in its bud, [83] the worm in its clod.

    Robert Browning

  • He probes the depths of the flower-bell; he pries after the warmth and scent that lie within the "loaded curls" of his lady, and irradiates the lizard, or the gnome, [81] in its rock-chamber, the bee in its amber drop, [82] or in its bud, [83] the worm in its clod.

    Robert Browning

  • Prospero, seeks not merely to detect and avert crime, or merely to dismiss the would-be criminal, forgiven, to "live and deal with others better," but to renovate character; to release men from the bondage of their egoisms by those influences, slight as a flower-bell or a sunset touch, which renew us by setting all our aims and desires in a new proportion.

    Robert Browning

  • Mary Cavendish gathered up her blue and silver petticoats about her as closely as a blue flower-bell at nightfall, and stepped along daintily at my side, and the feel of her little hand on my arm seemed verily the only touch of material things which held me to this world.

    The Heart's Highway

  • Then you are free to make wide waverings and zigzags away from the roads to visit the great fountain streams of the rivers, the glaciers also, and the wildest retreats in the primeval forests, where the best plants and animals dwell, and where many a flower-bell will ring against your knees, and friendly trees will reach out their fronded branches and touch you as you pass.

    Steep Trails

  • Breath that moves the world as winds a flower-bell folded,

    Two Nations

  • Her black head kerchief was old and worn, and her clumsily-fitting, coarse cloth "sacque" stood out below her waist as if it were of sheet iron, while her spare skirts fell below it like a drooping flower-bell from its open calyx above.

    Little Tora, The Swedish Schoolmistress and Other Stories

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