bell-pull

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Noun[edit]

bell-pull (plural bell-pulls)

  1. A device for signalling a bell by remote via wires and pulleys.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Chapter 7
      While she was doing this the wood partition in the centre of the house thrilled to its centre with the tugging of a bell-pull upstairs. A bell below tinkled a note that was feebler in sound than the twanging of wires and cranks that had produced it.