change ringing

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change ringing:

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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Since bells are rung in set sequence to a fixed rhythm, change ringing was considered to be worthy only of the gentile classes -- especially in the cities.
The mark ordering algorithm techniques of the 1960s, used to generate permutations for computer usage, are similar to an early method of change ringing known as Plain Bob.