diminutive of Isabelle and Annabelle, by folk etymology interpreted as "belle"; more common as a middle name than a first name
A belle is a beautiful woman, especially the most beautiful woman at a party or in a group. = beauty. A popular, attractive girl or woman, especially the most attractive one of a group: the belle of the ball. a beautiful girl or woman the belle of the ball (=the most beautiful girl at a dance or party) (from the feminine form of beau; BEAU). Belle Isle Strait of Elion Gertrude Belle Belle Silverman Starr Belle Myra Belle Shirley
a young woman who is the most charming and beautiful of several rivals; "she was the belle of the ball"
Vampire of Detroit She is now something akin to the "Keeper of Elysium" found in Camarilla cities Congratulations, Belle!
A beauty The Belle of the room The most beautiful lady in the room (French) La belle France A common French phrase applied to France, as Merry England is to our own country
A young lady of superior beauty and attractions; a handsome lady, or one who attracts notice in society; a fair lady
a young woman who is the most charming and beautiful of several rivals; "she was the belle of the ball
orig. Myra Belle Shirley born Feb. 5, 1848, Washington county, Mo., U.S. died Feb. 3, 1889, near Briartown, Okla. U.S. outlaw. She grew up in Missouri and later moved to a farm at Scyene, near Dallas, Texas. She bore a child by the outlaw Cole Younger (1844-1916) and another by Jim Reed, with whom she rustled cattle and horses in Texas in 1869. She fashioned herself the "bandit queen," dressing in velvet and feathers or buckskin and moccasins. In 1880 she became the common-law wife of Sam Starr, and their Oklahoma ranch became an outlaws' hideout. Sam was killed in a gunfight in 1886, and Belle herself was later shot down near her ranch
A female given name, a variant of Belle; mostly used as a middle name in the 19th century
I couldn’t make out her name at first; for, when she gave it in answer to my inquiry, it sounded like Beltot, which didn’t sound right. But, when we became better acquainted—which was while Charker and I were drinking sugar-cane sangaree, which she made in a most excellent manner—I found that her Christian name was Isabella, which they shortened into Bell, and that the name of the deceased non-commissioned officer was Tott. Being the kind of neat little woman it was natural to make a toy of—I never saw a woman so like a toy in my life—she had got the plaything name of Belltott. In short, she had no other name on the island.
A condition in which the person is unconcerned with symptoms caused by a conversion disorder. A naive, inappropriate lack of emotion or concern for the perceptions by others of one's disability, usually seen in persons with conversion disorder
La belle indifference is a way of pretending nothing is happening: it represents a way of showing one's paralysis to others by manipulating their judgment through an attitude of indifference.
It is understood that some of the schemes have equilibrated in a way such that two, three, or more mutually exclusive opinions coexist within one patient (or even personality); the situation becomes more perplexing to the therapist when she realizes that rather than approaching this circumstance with appropriate circumspection and confusion, the incest victim may respond with a degree of la belle indifférence to the illogical coexistence of contradictory alternatives.
born Jan. 23, 1918, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Feb. 21, 1999, Chapel Hill, N.C. U.S. pharmacologist. She graduated from Hunter College. Unable to find a research position because of her sex, she initially taught high school chemistry. In 1944 she became George Herbert Hitchings's assistant at Burroughs Wellcome. They developed drugs for leukemia, autoimmune disorders, urinary-tract infections, gout, malaria, and viral herpes using innovative research methods. They examined the biochemistry of normal human cells and of disease-causing agents and used the results to formulate drugs that could kill or inhibit reproduction of a particular pathogen but leave normal host cells unharmed. In 1988 they shared a Nobel Prize with James Black
Channel, eastern Canada. The northern entrance from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, it is 90 mi (145 km) long and 10-20 mi (16-32 km) wide. It flows between the northern tip of Newfoundland and southeastern Labrador and is the most direct route from the Saint Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes ports to Europe. The cold Labrador Current flows through the strait, extending the period of ice cover and limiting shipping to between June and late November
A bell is a hollow metal object shaped like a cup which has a piece hanging inside it that hits the sides and makes a sound. My brother, Neville, was born on a Sunday, when all the church bells were ringing
United States inventor (born in Scotland) of the telephone (1847-1922) English painter; sister of Virginia Woolf; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1879-1961) a phonetician and father of Alexander Graham Bell (1819-1905) the shape of a bell (nautical) each of the eight half-hour units of nautical time signaled by strokes of a ship's bell; eight bells signals 4: 00, 8: 00, or 12: 00 o'clock, either a
If you say that something rings a bell, you mean that it reminds you of something, but you cannot remember exactly what it is. The description of one of the lads is definitely familiar. It rings a bell. Scottish-born American inventor of the telephone. The first demonstration of electrical transmission of speech by his apparatus took place in 1876. Bell also invented the audiometer, an early hearing aid, and improved the phonograph. A city of southern California, a suburb of Los Angeles. Population: 34,365. British critic who proposed his aesthetic theory of significant form in Art (1914). American baseball player who spent his entire career in the Negro Leagues (1922-1950). Considered by many to be the fastest base runner ever, he reportedly stole 175 bases in 200 games in 1933. To utter long, deep, resonant sounds; bellow. Hollow vessel, usually of metal, that produces a ringing sound when struck by an interior clapper or a mallet. In the West, open bells have acquired a standard "tulip" shape. Though the vibrational patterns of such open bells are basically nonharmonic, they can be tuned so that the lower overtones produce a recognizable chord. Forged bells have existed for many thousands of years. Bells were first cast, or founded, in the Bronze Age; the Chinese were the first master founders. Bells have carried a wide range of cultural meanings. They are particularly important in religious ritual in East and South Asia. In Christianity, especially Russian Orthodoxy, bells have also been used ritually. They have tolled the hours from monastery and church steeples, originally to govern monastic routine and later also to fill a similar role for the secular world. Bell Burnell Susan Jocelyn Susan Jocelyn Bell Bell Laboratories Bell Alexander Graham Bell Arthur Clive Heward Bell Cool Papa James Thomas Bell Bell Gertrude Bell John Wells Ida Bell Ida Bell Wells Barnett Lila Bell Acheson
A resonant metal object, closed at one end (the crown) and open at the other (the mouth) It is struck on the inside of its soundbow by the clapper which is free to swing in the direction of the bell's motion A tower bell is mounted on a headstock which is turned by a wheel A handbell is mounted on a handle Bells are usually made of bell-metal (a kind of bronze) although a few are of steel
From Anglo-Saxon bellan, to roar Old Norse bjalla, bell, from bylja, to resound A hollow vessel, usually cup-shaped and of some hard, brittle material-in most cases metal-which is capable of ringing upon being struck near the rim The striking agent in the Westem world is normally of metal, but in the Orient is of wood
a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck the flared opening of a tubular device the sound of a bell being struck; "saved by the bell"; "she heard the distant toll of church bells"
May be used to signify the most solemn moments of the Mass, such as the consecration, and to invite people to communion Boat - The container inside which the incense is kept Book of Gospels - Contains all the Gospel readings for the Church's year It is brought to the lectern during the Gospel acclamation It may be carried into church as part of the entrance procession or put in a special place before the celebration begins
AT&T created a series of modem standards used in the USA and Canada The Bell 103 standard is used for North American 300 BPS modems and 212A is used for 1200 BPS modems The 212A is similar to but incompatible with the European CCITT V 22 standard
A tool used since ancient times in all traditions to chase away evil spirits and to attract good ones The ringing of a bell at the beginning of a Pagan or Wiccan ritual, like the ringing of bells in a Christian church, hearkens back to ancient traditions of using bells for this purpose
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