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sleigh bell

any of several kinds of small bells, as a jingle bell, attached to a sleigh or to the harness of the animal drawing the sleigh.
Origin of sleigh bell
1765-75, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When I couldn't stand it no longer, I took an' jingled the sleigh-bell.

    Friendship Village Zona Gale
  • An' 'way 'long in the afternoon I was a-tinkerin' with the stair rail when I heard the sleigh-bell ring.

    Friendship Village Zona Gale
  • As to sleighing, I have been sleighing about to that extent, that I am sick of the sound of a sleigh-bell.

  • Men walking in the streets turned to glance over their shoulders at the approach of a step, at the sound of a sleigh-bell.

    The Vultures Henry Seton Merriman
  • I was in despair; there wasnt a sleigh-bell within a hundred miles, but Owen insisted that he must jingle.

    A Tenderfoot Bride Clarice E. Richards
  • All I heard was the sleigh-bell jingling on the Polander's horse in the shed.

  • It had a light, sleigh-bell gayety, bringing thoughts of sparkling snows and iced sunshine.

    The Guests Of Hercules C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

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