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.
Now, where the huge grizzly bear came from that night was long a mystery, while the people of the Springs Brothers' Circus, showing at Sausalito, searched long and vainly for "Big Ben, the Biggest Grizzly in Captivity." 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."
Big Ben is 160 years old today - and halfway through a major restoration that will save the famous clock tower.
BY NADA FARHOUD Consumer Features Editor THE label on HP Sauce is being changed to show the scaffolding on the tower of Big Ben.
And she is working on one of the most high profile restoration jobs in the world as she helps revamp the clock tower housing London's Big Ben, where the scaffolding is 90 metres tall.
BIG Ben will strike today to mark the centenary of the Armistice, despite the clock tower being covered in scaffolding for conservation works.
(OTC Markets: TSPG) ("TGI"), a diversified technology company, today announced that it has retained Big Ben Ventures as its financial advisor and investment banker to provide general financial advisory and investment banking services for its expansion plans in Europe.

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