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Bell (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Bell

BOOK, AND CANDLE. They cursed him with bell, book, and candle; an allusion to the popish form of excommunicating and anathematizing persons who had offended the church.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

Belcher * To bear the Bell

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