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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 ring them beginning with the bass bell, in order to give alarm of fire or invasion, or express dismay; the expression is recorded from the early 16th century.

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