Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The bell that summons to vespers.

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Examples

  • The vesper-bell, at length, summoned her to prepare for mass, and she descended to her cell to await the arrival of her conductress.

    The Italian

  • While they stepped carefully on, they heard the vesper-bell of a convent.

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

  • “Then why should you shackle poor Gurth, uncle, for the fault of his dog Fangs? for I dare be sworn we lost not a minute by the way, when we had got our herd together, which Fangs did not manage until we heard the vesper-bell.”

    Ivanhoe

  • New England, and may be said to bear some relation to the vesper-bell, in Roman Catholic countries.

    The Lost Hunter A Tale of Early Times

  • Through the deepening dusk he beheld the lights of the little town below him: across the solemn silence floated the clear notes of the vesper-bell.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 29, August, 1873

  • At our meetings he was like a vesper-bell chiming above a battle-field.

    The Story of a Pioneer

  • Every day, through the long monotonous hours, the song of his little guest would come up in snatches to the lonely watcher, and at evening, when the vesper-bell was ringing and the great grey bats slid out of their hiding-places in the belfry roof, the bright-eyed bird would return, twitter a few sleepy notes, and nestle into the arms that were waiting for him.

    The Toys of Peace, and other papers

  • ` ` Then why should you shackle poor Gurth, uncle, for the fault of his dog Fangs? for I dare be sworn we lost not a minute by the way, when we had got our herd together, which Fangs did not manage until we heard the vesper-bell. ''

    Ivanhoe

  • And the vesper-bell, lulling the earth into peace,

    The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 03 Masterpieces of German Literature Translated into English. in Twenty Volumes

  • He had, however, scarcely begun to converse with them when the vesper-bell had rung, and, obedient to its summons, they had hurried away, leaving him to enjoy his repast in solitude.

    Ardath

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