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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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Issues of history are important to the congregation, which is proud of its 2,800-pipe Casavant organ installed in 1911, its 100-year-old chimes and 35 years of service from resident chimer Walter Plater (the celebration service and chime recital attracted local and national politicians, historians, architects, and representatives from the national church), and the 1921 Scottish-made Celtic cross memorial commemorating fallen soldiers from the two great wars.
The doorbell chimer comes separate at pounds 19.95.
Round or square with push buttons in yellow, blue or green from pounds 34.95, Chimer pounds 14.95.
I hope it is permissible to change the herb because 'thyme' is such a convenient chimer with its homonym.