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It was the work of only a few seconds to unscrew the bells, which he placed on the desk.

When the bells announced midnight, Sidney roused with a start.

Once, when he was a man, he heard some bells chiming musically.

But quickly after, I began to think, 'How if one of the bells should fall?'

As if in dramatic accord with his words, the bells jangled loudly at the gate.

She turned away, but at that instant there came a jingle of bells.

"Seems to me I heard the bells," he said, in his gentle fashion.

The bells ring on, and the three young people fade from the scene.

The villagers were summoned to extinguish fires by ringing of bells.

Yes, well soon manage that with Bells help, replied the Doctor.

WORD ORIGIN

"attach a bell," late 14c., from bell (n.). Related: Belled; belling. Allusions to the story of the mice that bell the cat (so they can hear him coming) date to 1520s.

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