Minute bell

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Minute bell a bell tolled at intervals of a minute, as to give notice of a death or a funeral.
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Quotations

  • Jeffrey Archer
    Jeffrey Archer
    “I was allowed to ring the bell for five minutes until everyone was in assembly. It was the beginning of power.”

Usage

In literature:

The north contains the "five minutes" bell, and the new peal, numbering twelve.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul" by Arthur Dimock
It was three minutes to eleven, and the last stroke of the clanky church-bell had just died away in a series of unmusical vibrations.
"The Idler Magazine, Volume III., July 1893" by Various
They may have been a little in a hurry, may have started a few minutes before the bell rang; I don't know how it was.
"The Merryweathers" by Laura E. Richards
Just before dinner, the door-bell rang, and in a minute Ernestine came flying up stairs.
"Six Girls" by Fannie Belle Irving
They're whistling and ringing the bell and we'll be there in a minute!
"Dorothy's Travels" by Evelyn Raymond
In less than 2 minutes she was awakened by the furious ringing of a bell.
"Daisy Ashford: Her Book" by Daisy Ashford
Be quick for the breakfast bell will ring in a few minutes.
"A Dixie School Girl" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
After a few minutes' pause, the work was recommenced: but it had gone on for barely an hour when again the unearthly bell began its work.
"It Might Have Been" by Emily Sarah Holt
Conscience-smitten Robbie Belle slid silently through the door and stood at loss for a minute in the deserted corridor.
"Beatrice Leigh at College" by Julia Augusta Schwartz
Learn the art of putting up your hair in two minutes between bells.
"The 1926 Tatler" by Various
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In poetry:

A minute longer the fight is done,
The mule-bells tinkle, the bull rides off;
Montez twirls a new diamond ring,
And Dolores goes home for chocolate.
"The Bull-Fight" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
With dirge and bell and minute-gun, we paid
Some few poor rites—an inexpressive token
Of a great people's pain—to Jackson's shade,
In agony unspoken.
"Obsequies Of Stuart" by John Reuben Thompson
"And every minute of every hour
The Mass bell rang with its sound so sweet,
While from shrine to shrine, with tireless power,
And heaven's love, walked the nailed feet.
"New Year" by Abram Joseph Ryan
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
She dropped on her knees and silently prayed,
With anguished hands and tears delayed
To a painful slowness. The minutes drew
To fractions. Then the west wind blew
The sound of a bell,
On a gusty swell.
"The Book Of Hours Of Sister Clotilde" by Amy Lowell

In news:

The seven-member "Brass Effects Hand-bell Choir" of the Berkeley Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church will present a 60-minute program at 7 pm Saturday, May 5, in the church sanctuary, according to Pastor Hal Butman.
Bartram 's garden is a convenient stop during a visit to Philadelphia, just minutes from the Liberty Bell.
Preparation Sauté onion and bell pepper in a large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until tender.
Stir in chickpeas , bell peppers, green beans, cayenne, tomatos, and vegetable stock Simmer for 30 minutes until vegetables are tender.
Whenever I got a new toy as a kid, I would count down the minutes until the school bell rang so I could run home to play with it.
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.
LOW BLOWS: Has-been 'celebs' put on the gloves to cash in before their 15- minute bell rings.
Church bells are tolled in Huamantla, 45 minutes outside Tlaxcala, a good spot for an overnight trip from Mexico City.
A lot of folks are thinking they would like to skip out on the stress of travel plans, shopping, last-minute shopping and 'Jingle Bell Rock,' for the one hundred thousandth time.
Five Minutes With Asa Bell.
STOCK UP Brandan Wright – Wright answered the bell when the Mavs needed him Thursday night, scoring a season-high 16 points in 23 minutes against the Suns.
Starring Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, and Russell Brand.110 minutes Rated R. L'amour, à la Indie: Falling in (and Out) of Love at FLIFF.
Backup quarterback Blake Bell plunged over the goal line for his fourth touchdown to put OU ahead 36-2 three minutes before halftime.
Catholic church bells resounded for three minutes across the United States Oct 11 at noon not only to mark the Angelus, but also to ring in the Year of Faith.
She set a Minnesota bell-ringing record of 36 hours and 1 minute, the Salvation Army says.
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In science:

Assuming the measurements can be performed up to the maximal separation for two satellites in LEO of about 1500 km, the time available for measurements would be about one and a half minutes, which should be sufficient for a valid Bell test.
Fundamental quantum optics experiments conceivable with satellites -- reaching relativistic distances and velocities
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
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