She rang the bell till it broke with a twang; I entered leisurely.
Sometimes, on Sundays, I heard the bells, the Lincoln, Acton, Bedford, or Concord bell, when the wind was favorable, a faint, sweet, and, as it were, natural melody, worth importing into the wilderness.
He dressed for dinner every day, "like a regular West End swell," as his grandfather remarked; one of the domestics was affected to his special service, attended him at his toilette, answered his bell, and brought him his letters always on a silver tray.
A black servant, who reposed on the box beside the fat coachman, uncurled his bandy legs as soon as the equipage drew up opposite Miss Pinkerton's shining brass plate, and as he pulled the bell at least a score of young heads were seen peering out of the narrow windows of the stately old brick house.
Do you mind touching the bell?
He could hear Charlie Jones in the forecastle drumming on his banjo, and Burns whistling the same tune as he went aft to strike the bell. (
He pressed the bell.
Some moments passed before I found the bell and got it to ring.
Melusine shrugged, and crossed to the plain door beside which hung a bell.
Why do you tie up your bell?”
When he tried to speak, he was shouted down, and the President jingled the bell at him.
If I should only give a few pulls at the parish bell-rope, as for a fire, that is, without setting the bell, there is hardly a man on his farm in the outskirts of Concord, notwithstanding that press of engagements which was his excuse so many times this morning, nor a boy, nor a woman, I might almost say, but would forsake all and follow that sound, not mainly to save property from the flames, but, if we will confess the truth, much more to see it burn, since burn it must, and we, be it known, did not set it on fire,—or to see it put out, and have a hand in it, if that is done as handsomely; yes, even if it were the parish church itself.
When the old bell-wether at the head rattles his bell, the mountains do indeed skip like rams and the little hills like lambs.
The heavy cart-horses slipped and stamped upon the rough stones, shaking their bells and trappings.
The dinner went off merrily as chimes a marriage-bell.
The President began ringinghis bell with all his might.
As they came out of church the ringers swung the bells off their rests, and a modest peal of three notes broke forth--that limited amount of expression having been deemed sufficient by the church builders for the joys of such a small parish.
By the time I had become familiar with my quarters a bell, which rivaled the door-bell in its loudness, began clanging in the basement, and simultaneously women went trooping down-stairs from all parts of the house.
It was sandwiched between a warehouse and a clock factory: both these buildings were deserted between six p.m. and eight a.m.The club building was so situated that in the event of a police raid, the doorman would have ample time to sound the warning bell.
Before ringing the front door bell, Fenner checked to make sure his gun was ready for fast action, then he pushed the bell.
He ate blackberries along the hedges, minded the geese with a long switch, went haymaking during harvest, ran about in the woods, played hop-scotch under the church porch on rainy days, and at great fetes begged the beadle to let him toll the bells, that he might hang all his weight on the long rope and feel himself borne upward by it in its swing.
From time to time the bell of a public house door rang, and when it was windy one could hear the little brass basins that served as signs for the hairdresser’s shop creaking on their two rods.
A few Otters gave lively spirit to the workers and added to the festive atmosphere as they went about playing bells, drums, and pipes.
In the solemn This exceptional ringing may be caused in two ways -- by the rapid feeding of the sheep bearing the bell, as when the flock breaks into new pasture, which gives it an intermittent rapidity, or by the sheep starting off in a run, when the sound has a regular palpitation.
It is the time-worn servitor, Etiquette, who draws the shades, who muffles the bell, who keeps the house quiet, who hushes voices and footsteps and sudden noises; who stands between well-meaning and importunate outsiders and the retirement of the bereaved; who decrees that the last rites shall be performed smoothly and with beauty and gravity, so that the poignancy of grief may in so far as possible be assuaged.
SIR WINDBAG: But when "the Man of God" his voice doth raise In ecstasy to praise my every word, Will not his former flock follow the bell Which in the past hath led to pastures green?
His master suspended a bell about his neck so that the Dog might give notice of his presence wherever he went.
The Baron's effort, so precisely detailed, to reach and raise the dumb-bells from the floor; the inveterate libertine's interview with shrewd Rosa, the danseuse, who took the tips he expected would impoverish her and thus put her in his power, for the purpose of playing them the other way: the biting deliberation of his interview with his good Baroness and Henri, who comes to ruin himself to save his family's honor--all held the audience with a new sensation.
The test would be like this: one person would start ringing a bell, the number of rings having to be counted by the 'memory man.'
THE TALE <1>Lordings (quoth he), in churche when I preach, I paine me to have an hautein* speech, take pains *loud <2>And ring it out, as round as doth a bell, For I know all by rote that I tell.
And therefore, Host, I warne thee beforn, My jolly body shall a tale tell,And I shall clinke you so merry a bell, That I shall waken all this company;But it shall not be of philosophy,Nor of physic, nor termes quaint of law; There is but little Latin in my maw.”
And this similitude was regarded as by no means lessened when, upon nearer inspection, there was perceived a large tassel depending from its apex, and, around the upper rim or base of the cone, a circle of little instruments, resembling sheep-bells, which kept up a continual tinkling to the tune of Betty Martin.
He sat up in bed and remained listening intently to try if he could make out what could be the cause of so great an uproar; not only, however, was he unable to discover what it was, but as countless drums and trumpets now helped to swell the din of the bells and shouts, he was more puzzled than ever, and filled with fear and terror; and getting up he put on a pair of slippers because of the dampness of the floor, and without throwing a dressing gown or anything of the kind over him he rushed out of the door of his room, just in time to see approaching along a corridor a band of more than twenty persons with lighted torches and naked swords in their hands, all shouting out, "To arms, to arms, senor governor, to arms!
"God forgive him," said Sancho; "he might have left me in my corner without troubling his head about me; 'let him who knows how ring the bells; 'Saint Peter is very well in Rome.'"
Took larboard watch eight bells last night; was relieved by Abramoff, but did not go to bunk.
Van Helsing had placed at hand a bell which either of them was to sound in case of any emergency.
"Verdant bells," Allmother said. "
So that my poor old man's messenger, who had bien mauvaise mine Finette says, and sentoit le Genievre, remained in the hall for some hours waiting my bell.
CHAPTER LV In Which the Same Subject is Pursued Becky did not rally from the state of stupor and confusion in which the events of the previous night had plunged her intrepid spirit until the bells of the Curzon Street Chapels were ringing for afternoon service, and rising from her bed she began to ply her own bell, in order to summon the French maid who had left her some hours before.
Tink to her pity cried a diner’s bell.
The green girl, who was very kind to them, filled Dorothy's basket with good things to eat, and fastened a little bell around Toto's neck with a green ribbon.
"If he said anything half so horrid, I do assure you I should tinkle my bell for Louis, and have him sent out of the house immediately."
I don't say that we have fathomed it--far from it--but when we have traced the missing dumb-bell--" "The dumb-bell!"
From within he extracted a dumb-bell, which he tossed down to its fellow in the corner.
At these words he took up a silver bell, and rang it; the officer entered.
I saw a very large bell at Wellesley.
Tuppence seized the bell and Jane the knocker.
The maid did tell me, certainly, that an hour or so since someone had been hammering at the door, and had smashed the bell; she said she would not open the door because she didn’t want to wake her master; probably she was too lazy to get up herself.
"Now that we've got the basic program working, let's go back and add some bells and whistles."
No one seems to know what distinguishes a bell from a whistle.