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Silver bell   /sˈɪlvər bɛl/   Listen
Silver bell

Any of various deciduous trees of the genus Halesia having white bell-shaped flowers.

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"Silver bell" Quotes from Famous Books

... words and life of Jesus,—naturally came to speak of the sacrament in terms of awe, which magnified the mystery, until at last they bowed down before the veritable body and blood of Christ, and trembled with fear as the tinkling of the silver bell announced that the priest was bringing God down into a wafer! They had really heard God speaking to them through the sacrament; and this never could have done them harm. But when they tried to express what they felt, they exaggerated ...
— The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible • R. Heber Newton

... and mature poetic production. The variety of expression is so great that no two poems are in the same mood. In Love, Death, and Life we have one of the most passionate love-poems in American literature; in The Pasture Bars the valediction has the soft, pure tone of a silver bell. ...
— The Advance of English Poetry in the Twentieth Century • William Lyon Phelps

... is opened whenever the last inheritor of an ancestral curse (details of which are explained later) has gone to close his account. The new Count de Luizzi knows what he has to do, which is to summon Satan by a certain little silver bell at the not most usual but sufficiently witching hour of two A.M., saying at the same time, "Come!" After a slightly trivial farce-overture of apparitions in various banal forms, Luizzi compels the fallen archangel to show himself in his ...
— A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 - To the Close of the 19th Century • George Saintsbury

... as a silver bell, and audible at every pause of the streets' harsher noises, as though it said, 'I don't care; nothing puts me out; I am resolved to be happy.' Women scolded, children squalled, heavy carts went rumbling by, horrible cries proceeded from ...
— Barnaby Rudge • Charles Dickens

... give you a sweet silver bell, To ring up your maidens when you are not well, If you will but walk with me, &c. Sir, ...
— The Nursery Rhyme Book • Unknown

... made by the great Nikola of Budapest, whose boxes can be found inside the shirt of every gypsy chief, where they are always carried. In them are some grains of wheat, garnered by moonlight, a peacock's feather, and a small silver bell with a coiled snake for a handle. When anything is to be decided, a few of the grains are taken out and counted. If they are even, the omen is bad, but if they are odd, all is well. Old John had an elastic and accommodating mind, like all Romanys, so he never thought it strange ...
— O Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1919 • Various

... Think of eating bacon and stale bread in a parlor, done up in pale-green and silver. I know it will taste better." It was Erma who was talking. Her voice rang over all like a silver bell, as with merry laugh and light spirits she lead the way to ...
— Hester's Counterpart - A Story of Boarding School Life • Jean K. Baird

... tell their master the wild words she spoke against her love—against his life. She must seal their lips, must command their silence. Too late! Even as she lays her hand on the silver bell the heavy tread of her husband's brass-shod feet is heard in the long hall, ringing upon the bare stone floor in rapid, nervous rhythm, so different from the usual majestic tread of Pharaoh's chief ...
— Volume 1 of Brann The Iconoclast • William Cowper Brann

... other Reginald appeared, crowned with the lyric wreath. From his lips golden cadences fell, sweeter than the smell of many flowers or the sound of a silver bell. He was once more the divine master, whose godlike features bore no trace of malice and who had raised him to a place very near ...
— The House of the Vampire • George Sylvester Viereck

... Then a silver bell sounded, and his imperial and sacred majesty, Mutsuhito CXXI., Mikado, walked slowly forward into the Hall, accompanied by his son and heir, the Crown Prince Yoshihito, and an elderly man, attired with great ...
— The International Spy - Being the Secret History of the Russo-Japanese War • Allen Upward

... lovers, and drops of dew fell on their faces. Many a time the boat glided through one of the verdant archways of foliage, making its way slowly through the lily-pads; and the green overhead would tremble with the harmonious violence of that wonderful voice, as vibrant and as resonant as a great silver bell. ...
— The Torrent - Entre Naranjos • Vicente Blasco Ibanez

Words linked to "Silver bell" :   Halesia tetraptera, Halesia carolina, flowering tree, angiospermous tree, silver-bell tree, opossum wood, silverbell tree, genus Halesia, snowdrop tree, Halesia

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