bell tower


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bell tower

n.
A tower in which a bell or a set of bells is hung.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bell tower - a tower that supports or shelters a bellbell tower - a tower that supports or shelters a bell
belfry - a room (often at the top of a tower) where bells are hung
belfry, campanile - a bell tower; usually stands alone unattached to a building
tower - a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building
Translations

bell tower

ntorre f campanaria
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Early on Sunday morning he went into a little room called a study in the bell tower of the church and prayed.
The room in the bell tower of the church, where on Sunday mornings the minister prayed for an in- crease in him of the power of God, had but one window.
When he had gone along Main Street almost to the old Richmond place he stopped and picking up a stone rushed off to the room in the bell tower.
Three times during the early fall and winter of that year Curtis Hartman crept out of his house to the room in the bell tower to sit in the darkness looking at the figure of Kate Swift lying in her bed and later went to walk and pray in the streets.
One night in January when it was bitter cold and snow lay deep on the streets of Winesburg Curtis Hartman paid his last visit to the room in the bell tower of the church.
It was cold in the room of the bell tower of the church on that January night and almost as soon as he came into the room Curtis Hartman knew that if he stayed he would be ill.
And if we ascend the cathedral, without mentioning a thousand barbarisms of every sort,--what has become of that charming little bell tower, which rested upon the point of intersection of the cross-roofs, and which, no less frail and no less bold than its neighbor (also destroyed), the spire of the Sainte-Chapelle, buried itself in the sky, farther forward than the towers, slender, pointed, sonorous, carved in open work.
That settled, the number of chapels, doors, bell towers, and pinnacles are modified to infinity, according to the fancy of the century, the people, and art.
Here we see resolution in the first stage, but resolution of a special kind: he resolved to do it like jumping over a precipice or from a bell tower and his legs shook as he went to the crime.
In the city of Ch`ang-an, with its triple rows of glittering walls with their tall towers uprising at intervals, its seven royal palaces all girdled with gardens, its wonderful Yen tower nine stories high, encased in marble, the drum towers and bell towers, the canals and lakes with their floating theatres, dwelt Ming Huang and T`ai Chen.
The 127-year-old, 23-metre high bell tower was damaged during a Sept.
My own parish doesn't have a bell tower, though with modern technology there is no need for a tower, a ringer, or even a bell for that matter.