from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small bell so hung as to give notice automatically of the opening of a shop-door.


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  • Mrs. Munday watched him over her spectacles and thought how bad so much reading must be for the eyes, until the tinkling of her shop-bell called her away to a customer.

    Love and Mr Lewisham

  • He woke at the sound of the shop-bell, and recognising the doctor, came forward to meet him, holding out both hands.

    Pierre And Jean

  • Feet travelled here and there, voices called, the tingling shop-bell rang.

    Despair's Last Journey

  • The women came across to do their shopping and every time the shop-bell tinkled.

    Maigret meets a Milord

  • They were interrupted by the ping of the shop-bell, and Harry's call of

    England, My England

  • Peter was not required to say, for at that minute the shop-bell rang and

    Simon Called Peter

  • Often her servant used to go before Sabine was ready: and a customer would ring the shop-bell.

    Jean-Christophe, Volume I

  • There was nothing unexpected, nothing far-reaching in her life, never an event beyond the tinkle of the shop-bell announcing a customer, a little bell with a short, sharp, cracked ring, stopping on a single note without vibration, as though it were the very voice of the little souls which it excited.

    The Choice of Life

  • What he could make of it Booty saw in an instant when Mr. Ransome left the room at the summons of the shop-bell.

    The Combined Maze

  • As the shop-bell went the door of a little parlour at the back of the shop opened, and a stout and uncommon good-looking woman of about forty came out.

    Captains All and Others


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