bell-bottoms

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bell-bottoms trousers with legs that flare; worn by sailors; absurdly wide hems were fashionable in the 1960s
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Usage

In literature:

During the long heyday of Ma Bell, the Bell employee corps were nurtured top-to-bottom on a corporate ethos of public service.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
The stranger again pulled the bell in a masterful manner, and at length perceived a man running from the bottom of the avenue.
"The Countess of Saint Geran" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
The stranger again pulled the bell in a masterful manner, and at length perceived a man running from the bottom of the avenue.
"Celebrated Crimes, Complete" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
He pulled the third bell from the bottom, and was admitted by another child, the daughter of the woman he was in search of.
"Desperate Remedies" by Thomas Hardy
This man "came up" in bell-bottomed trousers and a pea jacket.
"At Suvla Bay" by John Hargrave
Across the clanging of the locomotive bells and the roll of trolley cars at the bottom of the hill he heard sweet voices.
"Lister's Great Adventure" by Harold Bindloss
The preserving pan should be made of bell metal, flat at the bottom, very large in diameter, but not deep.
"The Virginia Housewife" by Mary Randolph
At the bottom of this dark depth the silver bells of Peebles were supposed to be lying.
"From John O'Groats to Land's End" by Robert Naylor and John Naylor
Nilsson was going to play a water scene, he wanted Madame Carvalho to go to the bottom of a pool to find the fatal bell.
"Musical Memories" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Was it the abbot's bell, ringing for him far down at the bottom of the sea?
"Fifty Famous Stories Retold" by James Baldwin
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In news:

Gov Elizabeth McCaughey Ross was hurtling through the hallways of the Free Academy High School in this Hudson River mill town early this month when a bell-bottomed teen-ager innocently asked a loaded question.
Few things said San Pedro like spotting Geoff Agisim in his bell-bottoms and striped sailor shirt performing an old sea chantey on the waterfront.
If you find yourself frolicking in a meadow with bell-bottomed blondes this summer, you'll want to have Sky Blue Sky playing in the backdrop: Wilco's sixth album is their most easygoing yet, sweet and exquisitely soft.
Skirts are getting shorter, and mine stay below the knee, and by the time I buy bell bottoms, skinny jeans are back.
After a 2 hour, 33 minute rain delay in the bottom of the ninth, Heath Bell returned to the mound and gave up a game-tying homer to Jayson Werth.
Some Catholics who came to faith in the era of bell bottoms and The Beatles have fallen into the chasm of poor catechesis and culture and need a hand up.
Karzan Kanabi, whose clothing shop attracts young men with its cheap bell-bottom pants, never went to Baghdad, never learned Arabic and never felt the desire to go anywhere he would have to mix with Iraq's Arab population.
They're energetic, and deep into the hunt, but they're thrilled when stores like Union on Spring Street pull it all together: the right knit cap, hip-hugging bell-bottoms, a gold and white Ban-Lon shirt that fairly bellows Troy Donahue.
A few of those who came to shake their groove thang were dressed for the occasion — platform shoes, giant sunglasses, Afro wigs, glittery shorts, feathered boas, and plaid bell-bottoms.
Slip on your bell bottoms and mood ring and say hello to the groovy 1970's, an era marked by the Vietnam War, women's liberation, the release of Star Wars, and the resignation of President Nixon.
Fans of "Soul Train" boogied down Broadway wearing afro wigs and bell bottoms on Saturday while others recounted their favorite episodes at a Harlem meeting hall in tribute to the show's late creator, Don Cornelius.
Whether they're bell-bottoms from the good old days, skinny jeans, or just a plain pair of levis, we all love our denim .
So dig into your closets and dig out those bell bottoms, head bands, go go boots, tie dyed shirts, beads and more and get your best hippie costume together and come to this incredible concert.
Tyler Naquin's two-run homer just before a rain and lightning delay in the bottom of the 7th inning lifted Texas A&M past UT-San Antonio 4-3 Tuesday night at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park.
Joplin's eclectic style -- velvet bell bottoms, vests, black floppy hats and feathers -- helped Hawkins find her way into the troubled singer's persona.
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In science:

The large data sets from the B factory experiments BaBar and Belle, from CLEO-c and from the Tevatron experiments CDF and D0 have lead to a renewed interest in the spectroscopy of charm and bottom hadrons with beautyful results, and have opened the possibility to identify extremely rare decays.
Summary of the Heavy Flavor Working Group
TABLE I: The correlation function, the Bell parameter (cid:104)B(cid:105) and loophole L computed for the preselected “macro-macro” singlet with m = 103 for selected Kth and Nσ using A(ϕ) – the upper row and using ¯A(ϕ) – the bottom row.
Macroscopic polarization entanglement and loophole-free Bell inequality test
The bottom plot shows the missing mass spectrum in Υ(5S) → π+π− + X , as observed by Belle .
Summary of Lepton Photon 2011
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