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in music: see bellbell,
in music, a percussion instrument consisting of a hollow metal vessel, often cup-shaped with an outward-flaring rim, damped at one end and set into vibration by a blow from a clapper within or from a hammer without.
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1. an individual bell or the sound it makes when struck
2. the machinery employed to sound a bell in this way
3. a percussion instrument consisting of a set of vertical metal tubes of graduated length, suspended in a frame and struck with a hammer


2, chimb, chine
the projecting edge or rim of a cask or barrel


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Faces came and went at many windows: sometimes pretty faces, youthful faces, pleasant faces: sometimes the reverse: but Toby knew no more (though he often speculated on these trifles, standing idle in the streets) whence they came, or where they went, or whether, when the lips moved, one kind word was said of him in all the year, than did the Chimes themselves.
For all this, Toby scouted with indignation a certain flying rumour that the Chimes were haunted, as implying the possibility of their being connected with any Evil thing.
The Chimes came clashing in upon him as he said the words.
There is some solemn echo of them even in the Cathedral chime, which strikes a sudden surprise to his heart as he turns in under the archway of the gatehouse.
The pleasant days of Spring and Summer passed away, and in little Annie's garden Autumn flowers were blooming everywhere, with each day's sun and dew growing still more beautiful and bright; but the fairy flower, that should have been the loveliest of all, hung pale and drooping on little Annie's bosom; its fragrance seemed quite gone, and the clear, low music of its warning chime rang often in her ear.
A bell was ringing from the tower of a little white church on the far side; mellowly and dreamily sweet, the chime floated across the water blent with the moan of the sea.
Do Westminster's chimes say that mere rhymes, Will help timekeeping strengthen?
An investigation by the department's Employee Benefits Security Administration found that Chimes DC, its parent company Chimes International, and executives Martin Lampner and Albert Bussone violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act when they caused a health and welfare plan established for Chimes DC employees to pay millions of dollars in excessive fees.
A spokesman for the Liver Building confirmed that it's a technical and funding issue that has temporarily silenced the chimes, but that they are in the process of sorting it out as part of their budget process.
Abdul Mahfouz, proprietor at The Royal Hotel in Bridge Street, had lodged a request with the town council to silence the historic clock - which chimes on the hour - as it was affecting his guests' sleep.
Christopher Chen, neurologist at the National University of Singapore and the principal investigator of the CHIMES study.
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