• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Shop-bell a small automatic bell hung to give notice of the opening of a shop-door
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sceoppa, a treasury (influenced by O. Fr. eschoppe, a stall.)


In literature:

Just then the bell rang in the shop.
"The Haunted Bookshop" by Christopher Morley
Warned of a visitor by the tinkling bell at the shop-door, Mrs Plornish came out of Happy Cottage to see who it might be.
"Little Dorrit" by Charles Dickens
He entered in the clatter of the shop bell with an air of sombre and vexed exhaustion.
"The Secret Agent" by Joseph Conrad
It was a little, narrow shop, not very well lit, and the door-bell pinged again with a plaintive note as we closed it behind us.
"Twelve Stories and a Dream" by H. G. Wells
Miss Bradshaw's eyes sparkled, and at that moment the shop-bell tinkled and a lively whistle sounded.
"Ship's Company, The Entire Collection" by W.W. Jacobs
There goes the shop-bell!
"His Big Opportunity" by Amy Le Feuvre
Mr. Tulliver was in his little den at the back of the shop, and emerged with his usual rapidity at the ringing of the door-bell.
"Fenton's Quest" by M. E. Braddon
Mrs. Boxer turned at the clang of the shop bell, and then, with a wild cry, stood gazing at the figure of a man standing in the door-way.
"Odd Craft, Complete" by W.W. Jacobs
Bells were rung, the shops shut, and all business suspended.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol X" by Various
Its great bell rang at midday and at 6 p.m. Its courtyard was lined with shops that rented at 50s.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly

In news:

Born July 14, 1921, at Gideon, to the late Elijah and Anna Belle Teal Kinsey, she retired from the Gideon Flower Shop and was affiliated with the First Baptist Church in Clarkton.
Kids shop for clothes at 'Operation School Bell '.
Operation School Bell is kicking off at the JC Penny Store at the Westroads Shopping Center.
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.
Readers' Choice: Bike Tech, Scoot, Skate and Bike and Bell's Bike Shop (tie).
The Belle Hall shopping center in north Mt Pleasant ain't exactly the kind of place where all the hip kids hang out and shiz.
The Lee County Library System presents Lee County PugFest V: Toga Party from noon until 4 pm Sunday, January 31 at the Bell Tower Shops, corner US 41 and Daniels Parkway, in Fort Myers.
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.
The Walker County Chamber's Jingle Bell Shop will be featured at the December Membership Luncheon on Tuesday, Dec 18 at the Walker County Civic Center from 11:15 am until 1 pm.
Gateway Costume Rentals 215 South Country Road Bellport Thousands of costumes in stock at Gateway Playhouse's rental shop, including pirates, flappers, southern belles.
Tucked away in a quiet back corner of the Belle Hall Shopping Center, Uncorked offers a cozy, candle-lit atmosphere with handsome wine racks and bricked archways.
With singer Carol Richards, the great crooner once popularized a song, "Silver Bells," about the joy of Christmas shopping.
There can be few items of clothing as fashion-backward as the Christmas jumper, the knitted equivalent of "Jingle Bells" sung badly by a Scout group in a provincial shopping centre.
Kamau Bell will get political at the Grog Shop: Laugh Track.
13499 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL, 33907 (Bell Tower Shops) 239-433-0924.