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synonyms for bell the cat

  • ask for it
  • court danger
  • court disaster
  • push one's luck
  • tempt the gods
  • try one's hand
  • try one's luck
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How to use bell the cat in a sentence

I was rather awed by his imposing appearance, and advanced timidly to the doors, which were of glass, and pulled the bell.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
A lateen sail was visible in the direction of Cat Island, and others to the south seemed almost motionless in the far distance.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
When the whole hunt is hunting up, each single change is made between the whole hunt, and the next bell above it.
TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
Keep closely covered with a bell glass and, in a few weeks, more or less, the baby Ferns will start to put in an appearance.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
Mrs. Vivian had hardly spoken when the sharp little vibration of her door-bell was heard in the hall.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
And if he was worried about Farmer Green's cat, why didn't he dig a hole for himself at once, and get out of harm's way?
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
The cat had been about to spring at Grandfather Mole again when Mr. Crow spoke to her.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
Every bell lies four times together before, and four times behind, except only when the extream changes are made behind.
TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
At that Farmer Green's cat began to run up and down between the rows of vegetables.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
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WORDS RELATED TO BELL THE CAT

  • ask for it
  • bell the cat
  • court danger
  • court disaster
  • push one's luck
  • tempt the gods
  • try one's hand
  • try one's luck
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.