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change ringing

noun
1.
the art of ringing a series of tuned bells of different tones, as those hung in a church tower, according to any of various orderly sequences.
Origin of change ringing
1870-1875
1870-75
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  • Eugene went back to his desk with the thought of change ringing in his ears.

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser
  • Those in the neighbourhood of Somersby have too small belfries to allow of change ringing.

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