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bell-pull (plural bell-pulls)

  1. Alternative spelling of bellpull
    • 1886, Thomas Hardy, chapter 7, in The Mayor of Casterbridge[1]:
      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.