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.
The Big Ben bell in the iconic clocktower at the British parliament in London chimed again yesterday in a Christmas respite from long-term repairs.
THE chimes of Big Ben rang out for the first time in almost three months yesterday.
THE chimes of Big Ben have rung out around Westminster for the first time in almost three months.
THERE is anger over the decision to hand a prestigious contract to refurbish Big Ben to a building firm involved in a blacklisting scandal.
THE cost of repair and restoration work at the Big Ben tower has more than doubled to PS61million.
STUART HICKS, Marton The rising sound of Big Ben supporters LET Big Ben bong
For all of the hand-wringing, this is not the first time that Big Ben has been silenced, which perhaps explained the less sentimental approach taken by Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition Labour Party.

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