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The tongue or striker of a bell.
- ‘Pilgrims in white scatter rose petals at the foot of four-faced, silver-eyed statues of Brahma, while old people sun themselves in the courtyard, banging clappers and ringing bells.’
- ‘Magister Rumbold Crucible woke up feeling that someone had been using his head as a bell clapper which, he groggily reasoned, probably accounted for the sickening swaying sensation as well.’
- ‘It's just too big,’ says Adam, as he gently pushes the clapper until it just touches the bell, producing a deep, sonorous rumble.’
- ‘Mr Grantham said: ‘Our bell is made of bronze, weighs about 25 kilogram and still has its original clapper.’’
- ‘I drew forth the bell Meryth had given me, and gently let the clapper fall against the bronze wall of it.’
- ‘Leonardo, meanwhile, was making notes on a church bell, ‘the way it moved and how its clapper was fastened‘.’
- ‘They will now be taken to Nottingham, where the bells and the clappers themselves will be refurbished.’
- ‘The town crier, in trying to ring out the Prince's arrival, found the clapper of his bell stuck fast.’
- ‘At the bottom of the bell, a white silhouette of a boy holds a rope entwined to the clapper.’
- ‘In fact the clapper extends beyond the mouth of the bell and, rather than a handle, has a pierced peg argent, means that it would originally have been suspended.’
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