Just then too, I heard the belling bay of the hound Master, and waited for the next.
In a storm on Hallowe'en is heard the belling of his hounds.
It is said that one town alone was obliged to furnish the Prussian general, belling, with fifty girls.
Then arose the question, who should bell the cat, or rather, who should lead the cat to the belling.
Not far below them, belling musically through the dusk, came the song of the ripples.
Lī′bellant, one who brings a libel; Lī′beller; Lī′belling, defaming.
Conan realized with a crawling of his skin that beyond the wall the belling voice had ceased.
And those shrill cries now belling through the mountain heights ought to draw everyone of their species within miles.
Baying, belling, she was now bounding across lots to investigate.
Their cry is peculiar, being something between the belling of a deer and the neigh of a horse.
Old English belle, common North Sea Germanic (cf. Middle Dutch belle, Middle Low German belle) but not found elsewhere in Germanic (except as a borrowing), from PIE root *bhel- (4) "to sound, roar." Statistical bell curve was coined 1870s in French. Of glasses in the shape of a bell from 1640s. Bell pepper is from 1707, so called for its shape. Bell, book, and candle is a reference to a form of excommunication. To ring a bell "awaken a memory" (1934) is perhaps a reference to Pavlovian experiments.
"attach a bell," late 14c., from bell (n.). Related: Belled; belling. Allusions to the story of the mice that bell the cat (so they can hear him coming) date to 1520s.
Bell (běl), Sir Charles. 1774-1842.
British anatomist and surgeon who published detailed anatomies of the nervous system and the brain. He was the first to distinguish between sensory and motor nerves. Bell's Law and Bell's palsy are named for him.
Scottish-born American scientist and inventor whose lifelong interest in the education of deaf people led him to conceive the idea of transmitting speech by electric waves. In 1876 his experiments with a telegraph resulted in his invention of the telephone. He later produced the first successful sound recorder, an early hearing aid, and many other devices.
The bells first mentioned in Scripture are the small golden bells attached to the hem of the high priest's ephod (Ex. 28:33, 34, 35). The "bells of the horses" mentioned by Zechariah (14:20) were attached to the bridles or belts round the necks of horses trained for war, so as to accustom them to noise and tumult.