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peal

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1. Bell-ringing a series of changes rung in accordance with specific rules, consisting of not fewer than 5000 permutations in a ring of eight bells
2. the set of bells in a belfry

peal

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a dialect name for a grilse or a young sea trout
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Now,' he said, 'gather them up; and when this cursed peal of thunder, which I feel is coming up to break over the house-top, is gone, let's hear your story.
And, while he wept, the wonderful sound had pealed forth--if by PEAL, he had often thought since, an adequate description could be given of the enunciation of so vast a sound melting sweet.
Breaking into peals of laughter, it said, he "added that we should send them gifts once in a while to help break their boredom.
Skeeyah and Peals are both Trojans that have the capability to steal personal information, download more malware and give hackers access to an infected machine.
The group successfully performed their first Quarter Peal of Grandsire Doubles, which was the first to be conducted by Nuala.
PEAL DEAL Richard Major, tower captain of the Morpeth Clock Tower Bell-Ringers at the clock tower in Morpeth
Neither the MacTeers nor the Breedloves have this ability because they are black and poor; in contrast, the Peals can "creep singly up into" the folds of the garment because their near-white skin and their penchant for winning bias lawsuits enable them to move up from the hem to the skirt.
The peals of church bells all over the capital meant work had to stop - and left Jason and a host of costumed extras shivering aimlessly on the streets as gale force winds whipped round them.
When she panicked and tried to radio for help, the two pilots rolled out of the cupboard in peals of laughter,'' an airline spokesman said.
This TV image brought back to me a childhood memory of bells: three sets of three peals for each of the petitions and nine straight peals for good measure.
Four ledgers recording special peals from bell ringers dating back more than 130 years have been freed from their vaults in a church in Fenham, Newcastle, so photographer and campanologist Duncan Davies can record them.
They record more than 1,000 peals from churches and bell towers across the region, including Newcastle Cathedral and churches in the city, as well as from South Shields, Sunderland, Morpeth, Tynemouth, Rothbury and West Hartlepool.