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hand bell

or handbell

a small handheld bell, especially as part of a tuned set having different notes or pitches and played by a group. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • When they reached the room, Annabel sank almost lifeless on a sofa; and Piers touched a hand-bell.

    I, Thou, and the Other One Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • The moment his creditors were gone, old Heythorp sounded the hand-bell.

    Five Tales John Galsworthy
  • Foucquier-Tinville suppresses a sneer, and the Citizen-President impatiently rings his hand-bell again.

    I Will Repay Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • The Marchesa glanced at Mrs. Sinclair, and then struck a hand-bell on the table.

  • “I will take your advice, Martyn;” and Mr. Beveridge touched the hand-bell beside him.

    In Greek Waters G. A. Henty
  • Swiftly she calculated the distance between her and the hand-bell.

    A German Pompadour Marie Hay
  • The Chef touched a hand-bell on his table, and a subordinate officer quickly answered the summons.

    Caught in a Trap John C. Hutcheson
  • On a lower level we find the far-famed Lancashire hand-bell Ringers.

    Lancashire Leo H. (Leo Hartley) Grindon
  • The sanctus bell differed from the sacring bell, which was a hand-bell rung inside the church at the elevation of the Host.

    English Villages P. H. Ditchfield
  • No human being met them in the street except a boy, who rung a hand-bell.

    O. T. Hans Christian Andersen

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