Bell rope

a rope by which a church or other bell is rung.

See also: Bell

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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'You shall soon learn what shuddering is,' thought he, and secretly went there before him; and when the boy was at the top of the tower and turned round, and was just going to take hold of the bell rope, he saw a white figure standing on the stairs opposite the sounding hole.
He was incessantly attacked by them, and the superior, to whom he had confided this misfortune, wishing as much as in him lay to free him from them, had advised him, in order to conjure away the tempting demon, to have recourse to the bell rope, and ring with all his might.
SALMI A Ragout of game B Dish of minced meat C Grip of a bell rope who am I?
Owen Jones was a foundling, who was discovered tied to the church's bell rope in the late 15th century.
Standing at the open church door, gripping the bell rope, we were ready to ring our bell and cheer the Truth and Reconciliation marchers on their way.
One of his poems, "The Bell Rope," describes a young boy's call to ring the steeple bell at Pentecost and "send its tolling through the Sabbath calm/to call the saved and not-so-saved as well."
The bell rope, which hung wavering in the sacristy, turned into a serpent, slithered up the steeple, and beat its head against the belfry until its cold snake's blood ran slowly down the bell rope and dripped on the sacristy floor.
his relatives, would be at the Great Rectangular Table in two shakes of a flunkey's bell rope. 'Indeed, wine shall be banished from the kingdom, sire,' or 'All wine shall bear the seal of His Most Serene Majesty, Ruler of the Waves and the Skies,' they would suggest.
He's already having to investigate the Badger's Drift vicar found hanging from a bell rope, the kind of crime he'll need to get used to.
The Songbird is Singing by Alun Trevor The bell tolled: it would be Mr Marshall the Post, the sexton, at the bell rope behind the pulpit.
One old man, with no hands or feet, sat with a bell rope around his arm and tolled the watches through the day.
For those of us who live on the back roads of New England, there's something about a bell rope leading up into a steeple.