Big Ben


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Big Ben

n
1. the bell in the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament, London
2. the clock in this tower
3. (Placename) the tower
[C19: named after Sir Benjamin Hall, Chief Commissioner of Works in 1856 when it was cast]

Big Ben

- Not the clock in the tower of the Houses of Parliament but the bell itself.
See also related terms for tower.
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Noun1.Big Ben - clock in the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament, LondonBig Ben - clock in the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament, London
British capital, capital of the United Kingdom, Greater London, London - the capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center
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Big Ben
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Big Ben wrote and fought, quarreled and made friends, drank and talked, living always on the verge of poverty.
When he awoke he found that it was still quite light, and presently he heard Big Ben strike seven.
But Big Ben escaped, and, out of the mazes of half a thousand bungalows and country estates, selected the grounds of James J.
There are numerous witnesses that Big Ben pointed to ten minutes past six at the moment.
It was like Big Ben striking at the last--striking nine to the fellow on the drop.
CLEANERS abseil down one of the faces of Big Ben to wipe away six years of grime.
And, to be honest, if they ban smoking, drive the Tube into the sea or use the Dome as a giant wok, I won't give a Big Ben.
Mr McKeating said: "For $10,000 a drone with a payload of 50kg could be placed outside Paris, wake up in six months, take off for London in the middle of the night and destroy Big Ben live on the net with running commentary.
Summary: An MP has called for Big Ben to use energy-saving measures and be illuminated by LED lighting.
A new state-of-the-art set and titles means it's the end of the sweep down the Thames into the clockface of Big Ben.
BIG Ben celebrated its 150th anniversary yesterday with free downloads of its hourly chimes.
I myself did a couple of drawings, one of the Titanic, the other of Big Ben and both were out of the book as the Titanic is no more and a visit to see Big Ben is out of the question for me.

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