Bow-bells

Bow´-bells`


n. pl.1.The bells of Bow Church in London; cockneydom.
People born within the sound of Bow-bells are usually called cockneys.
- Murray's Handbook of London.
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83, he declared that, as he had seen all the civilized parts of the earth, he was inclined to make a trip to the wilds of America We will not trace him in his brief wanderings, under the influence of that spirit of emigration that some times induces a dapper Cockney to quit his home, and lands him, before the sound of Bow-bells is out of his ears, within the roar of the cataract of Niagara; but shall only add that at a very early day, even before Elizabeth had been sent to school, he had found his way into the family of Marmaduke Temple, where, owing to a combination of qualities that will be developed in the course of the tale, he held, under Mr.
The occasion is the auditions for the pro-am version of Dick Whittington, starring Isla St Clair as Fairy Bow-bells, which will be at the theatre from December 9-28.
Lorraine Chase will replace Wendy as Fairy Bow-Bells in the show which starts at the Theatre Royal on December 11.