• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Market-bell (Shak.) a bell to give notice of the time
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Through the O. Fr. (Fr. marché, It. mercato), from L. mercatus, trade, a market—merx, merchandise.


In literature:

I'm going out to market so if the bell rings you'll have to answer it.
"The Haunted Bookshop" by Christopher Morley
If one announce one's wisdom with bells, the shopmen in the market-place will out-jingle it with pennies!
"Thus Spake Zarathustra A Book for All and None" by Friedrich Nietzsche
The governor left the battlements, and proceeding to the market-place ordered the bell to be rung.
"Saint George for England" by G. A. Henty
The citizens were forthwith assembled by sound of bell in the market-place.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74" by John Lothrop Motley
The pealing of bells passed through the air, imparting a quiver to the buzzing of the opening markets.
"The Fat and the Thin" by Emile Zola
La Belle would blush, with honest pride, did she know her value in the market!
"The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas" by James Fenimore Cooper
A long time ago, the King of Atri bought a fine large bell, and had it hung up in a tower in the market place.
"Fifty Famous Stories Retold" by James Baldwin
The market hours were fixed from sunrise to 1 P. M., and a bell was ordered to be rung to announce the time of opening.
"Captains of Industry" by James Parton
In the market-place is a square clock tower, the bells in which are used for ordinary parochial purposes.
"Notes and Queries, Number 207, October 15, 1853" by Various
The hand that controlled the market so frequently shook strangely as Richford pressed the bell of No.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White

In poetry:

Five minutes before the bell punctuates
Visiting time, his friend opens an alarm-clock eye.
The visitor checks his watch.
Market day. The Duck and Pheasant will be still open.
"Ten Types of Hospital Visitor" by Charles Causley

In news:

Kuhl's Bell Tower Market in downtown Jackson will close next Friday, owner says.
Citizen Patriot file photo In a 2008 photo, John Kuhl covers food with plastic wrap at Kuhl's Bell Tower Market, 117 W Louis Glick Highway.
After 23 years in business in downtown Jackson, Kuhl's Bell Tower Market is closing.
The Blue Water Fish Market is on Bell Blvd, near 48th St Bayside, Queens (Ilana Panich-Linsman).
"There's a real possibility what essentially is a black market can hide in clear sight," Bell said.
"He's a participant in the black market ," Bell said.
The Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut parent sees growth opportunities in China and other Asian markets despite weakness in the second quarter.
Salvation Army Bell Ringer Destiny Schuckert greets shoppers Wednesday at City Market.
Taco Bell is once again using Fresno as a test market for a new product.
Taco Bell is test marketing Mountain Dew AM at 24 Fresno locations.
Chuck Barrow, left, father of MU punter Trey Barrow, and Alan Martin, an Elvis impersonator , sing "Silver Bells" Friday in Market Square.
Sears Holdings Corporation and St Jude Children's Research Hospital to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell in Celebration of the 2012 St Jude Thanks and Giving Campaign.
Groupon Chief Executive Andrew Mason (L) prepares for the opening bell ceremony celebrating his company's IPO at the Nasdaq Market in New Yo.
In addition, Amy Bell has been named to the new position of executive vice president of marketing and merchandising for the company.
Robert Vogel, left, of Elko New Market, Kelly Smith, superintendent of Belle Plaine School District, and Thomas Devine of Chanhassen.

In science:

Or, is it just marketing? It may be the case that we can indeed talk about quantum nonlocality, but definitely it is not a straightforward consequence of Bell’s theorem.
On the Paradoxical Book of Bell
Using N (|t − T |), we examine the intraday market dynamics for 100 S&P stocks, before (t < T ) and after (t > T ) the ith FOMC announcement at Ti , which typically occurs at 2:15 PM ET (285 minutes after the opening bell) for scheduled meetings.
Quantitative law describing market dynamics before and after interest-rate change