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Bell cages

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Use for the timber framework supporting a bell or bells, as in belfries or steeples, designed to absorb much of the vibrations of the swinging bells. For small open structures erected on roofs to carry or shelter bells, use "bell cotes."

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cages, bell

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bell cage


12yrs ago

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