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Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

A literary a socio-cultural periodical founded in 1940 by Sean O'Faolain. Elizabeth Bowen, Flann O'Brien, Patrick Kavanagh, Frank O'Connor, and Jack B. Yeats were among the contributors to...

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Bells

Thomas Traherne.

Edited by H. M. Margoliouth.

in Thomas Traherne: Centuries, Poems, and Thanksgivings, Vol. 2: Poems and Thanksgivings

Primary Text.

Hark! hark, my Soul! the Bells do ring,

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Bell

Marlia M. Mango, Anthony Cutler and Alexander Kazhdan.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

January 1991; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 626 words.

(κώδων). Bells were used by the Romans for various purposes, for example, as children's toys (bells of this kind were

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Bell

Cheng Fang-Mei.

in Grove Art Online

August 1996; p ublished online January 1998 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 1879 words.

Instrument for making a ringing sound. Bells have two basic forms: the cup or open bell, and the crotal or closed bell. The open bell comes in a variety of shapes, including the familiar...

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in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 55 words.

bells and whistles in computing, speciously attractive but superfluous facilities, with allusion to the various bells and whistles of old fairground organs....

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Bell

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Business Finance; Politics. 175 words.

Kt 1990

Born 18 Oct. 1941; s of Arthur Leigh Bell and Greta Mary Bell (née Findlay); m 1988,...

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Bells and whistles in computing, speciously attractive but superfluous facilities, with allusion to the various bells and whistles of old fairground organs.

ring the bells backward...

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James Stevens Curl and Susan Wilson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 274 words.

1. Ancient Egyptian bell-like *capital.

2. *Basket, *corbeille, or vase-like solid part of a

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Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 355 words.

Variants: Lebbell, Belle, Bel, Bells

Current frequencies: GB 76944, Ireland 6215 • GB frequency 1881: 55974

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in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 219 words.

a bell is the emblem of St Anthony of Egypt and the 6th-century Breton abbot St Winwaloe, of whom it was said that at the sound of his bell, fishes would follow him....

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Jacqueline Simpson and Steve Roud.

in A Dictionary of English Folklore

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 512 words.

The primary purpose of church and monastery bells was, and is, to remind hearers of a duty of prayer; in

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Bell

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 231 words.

1. Scottish and northern English: from Middle English belle ‘bell’, in various applications; most probably a metonymic occupational name for

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Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 227 words.

bell, book, and candle a formula for laying a curse on someone. This expression alludes to the closing words of

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Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 77 words.

The legend that associates the introduction of bells into Christian worship with Paulinus of Nola (d. 431) lacks

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bells

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 77 words.

The legend that associates the introduction of bells into Christian worship with *Paulinus of Nola (d. 431)

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in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 360 words.

Metal bells (Lat. tintin[n]abulum), often made of *bronze, had many uses in the Roman world, from

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Edited by F. L. Cross and E. A. Livingstone.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2005; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 480 words.

The legend that associates the introduction of the bell into Christian worship with *Paulinus of Nola in Campania (

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Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

1 Ancient Egyptian bell-like capital.

2 Basket, corbeille, or vase-like solid part of a Corinthian and Composite capital from which leaves, scrolls, etc.,...

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Edited by Joyce Bourne.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 406 words.

1. Popular and ubiquitous percussion instrument. Bells vary in weight from over 100 tons to a fraction of an ounce. For public bells the most usual bell metal is a bronze of 13...

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Bells

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Poem by Poe, published in 1849. The four irregular stanzas, of varied meter, depict onomatopoetically, by means of reiterated alliteration, assonance, and phonetic imitation, four ways in...

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James Stevens Curl.

in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 55 words.

1 Ancient Egyptian bell-like capital.

2 Basket, corbeille, or vase-like solid part of a Corinthian and Composite capital

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