tintinnabulation


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tintinnabulation

the act or an instance of the ringing or pealing of bells
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The packed event raised more than $2,000 for MHA of Macon County's programs, and organizers hope to have the tintinnabulation (ringing of bells) annually.
The regimented, gloomy world of West Point, with all its staring eyes and missing hearts, forms a perfectly plausible back story to the real-life Poe's penchant for tintinnabulation, morbidity, and pale young women, first initial L.
The undiscovered country is love and compassion and an inkling into the sufferings of others and the smack of lightning and the tintinnabulation of a small rain on the Hogan roof and the joy in the feeling for life.
All the heavens, seem to twinkle With a crystalline delight; Keeping time, time, time, In a sort of Runic rhyme, To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells From the bells, bells, bells, bells, Bells, bells, bells-- From the jingling and the tinkling of the bells.
They 'sound' as if they are, because that is the tintinnabulation of reasons that echo in their consciousness.
The other top vote-getters, in alphabetical order, are callipygian, conundrum, delightful, flummox, hope, ineffable, isthmus, language, lovely, murmur, oxymoron, quintessential, squelch, and tintinnabulation.
Only the inhuman, abhuman Owaste' of the desert, the sheer sublime scale of the Western landscape shorn of civilized comforts and the constant self- referential tintinnabulation of human voices, can bring one face to face with his or her true nature--manhood, womanhood as nature intended, burnt pure layer by layer of all artifice.
On the contrary, Pieper wrote with a glittering simplicity--for once a genuinely deceptive simplicity--but the tintinnabulation of unleisured life deafens us to such quiet dignity.