from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as gong, 2.


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  • He did not like the new order of things, but he was without a party, and helpless to do more than neglect the gong-bell when he had reason to think Lemuel had sounded it.

    The Minister's Charge William Dean Howells 1878

  • She answered the door when Bartley turned the crank that snapped the gong-bell in its centre; and the young man, who was looking at the street while waiting for some one to come, confronted her with a start.

    A Modern Instance William Dean Howells 1878

  • If you should ever have good and sufficient reason to enter the house, -- pushing open that lantern-slide of a door which sets a gong-bell ringing to announce visits, -- you might be able to see

    Kokoro Japanese Inner Life Hints Lafcadio Hearn 1877

  • There was a gong-bell close beside the deputy-pasha, and one tap on this sufficed to bring a whole mob of armed men into the room.

    Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks Book Number Fifteen in the Jack Harkaway Series Bracebridge Hemyng 1871

  • I fancied I felt the throb of the engines, and the whirr of the shaft, as it raced when the stern rose at some dive down of the prow; and the sharp "ting-ting" of the engine-room gong-bell struck on my ears above the yelling of the storm, for wild shrieks at times came mingled with the one tremendous overpowering roar.

    Blue Jackets The Log of the Teaser George Manville Fenn 1870


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