deathbell

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deathbell (plural deathbells)

  1. Alternative form of death bell.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Episode 12, The Cyclops
      From the belfries far and near the funereal deathbell tolled unceasingly while all around the gloomy precincts rolled the ominous warning of a hundred muffled drums punctuated by the hollow booming of pieces of ordnance.