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Bell

Acton, Currer, and Ellis. Assumed names of Anne, Charlotte, and Emily Brontë. Bell As the bell clinks, so the fool thinks, or, As the fool thinks, so the bell clinks. The tale says …

The Liberty Bell

The Liberty Bell was cast in England in 1752 for the Pennsylvania Statehouse (now named Independence Hall) in Philadelphia. It was recast in Philadelphia in 1753. It is inscribed with the w…

Passing Bell

(The). It now means the bell tolled to announce the death of one who has died in the parish; but originally it meant the bell which announced that the person was in extremis, or passing fro…

Curfew Bell

The bell rung in the reigns of William I. and II. at sunset, to give notice to their subjects that they were to put out their fires and candles (French, couvre feu, cover-fire). The Klokans…

Art Bell

Nobody in talk radio quite compared to Art Bell when it came to entertaining the notions of UFOlogists, psychics and conspiracy theorists. From his one-man broadcasting center in Pahrump, Nevada, Bel…

Herman TOLL

TOLL, Herman, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Kiev, Russia, March 15, 1907; graduated from Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pa.; was admitted to the bar and commenced …

Charon's Toll

[care-un].' A coin, about equal to a penny, placed in the mouth or hand of the dead to pay Charon for ferrying the spirit across the river Styx to the Elysian fields. Source: Dictionary o…

Sara Teasdale: Bells

BellsAt six o'clock of an autumn dusk With the sky in the west a rusty red, The bells of the mission down in the valley Cry out that the day is dead.The first star pricks as sharp as steel —…

Bells

The Koran says that bells hang on the trees of Paradise, and are set in motion by wind from the throne of God, as often as the blessed wish for music. (Sale.) Bells as musical As those that…