The door was open, so he entered without ringing the bell.
Tears stung her eyes as she brought her hand around and struck his other cheek with a ringing blow.
The church bells everywhere were ringing for service, just as usual on Sundays.
A ringing telephone interrupted us.
The ringing went unanswered, but at least the phone hadn't been disconnected.
I wake terror-stricken with the words ringing in my ears, "An answer or your life!"
The phone was ringing from its place in his jeans pocket.
In another party line system a harmonic principle is employed: the ringing machines deliver alternating currents of four frequencies, while each bell is constructed to operate at a particular frequency only.
He hit the ground with a grunt, one ear ringing and his face stinging from pelting, hot debris.
My ringing cell phone shattered my concentration.
She dropped, her head ringing.
One of the expedients for inducing a state of fruitfulness in trees is the ringing of the branches or stem, that is, removing a narrow annular portion of the bark, by which means, it is said, the trees are not only rendered productive, but the quality of the fruit is at the same time improved.
The ringing echo of his voice faded, leaving only the constant sound of dripping water as they moved deeper into the mine.
At last the men mounted, and, as they say in the old songs, away went the steeds with bridles ringing and whips cracking and hounds racing ahead, and away went the champion hunters "with hark and whoop and wild halloo!"
And as he waved his arms to impersonate the policeman, his portly form again shook with a deep ringing laugh, the laugh of one who always eats well and, in particular, drinks well.
After an hour-long attempt to expel his wired energy, he returned to his room to the sound of his cell phone ringing.
Dean's snuggled slumber drifted to wakefulness sometime in the heart of the wee hours when a metallic sound of ringing returned him to the world of the living.
This system of course requires that the exchange equipment shall include machines _ capable of delivering a positive pulsating current and a negative pulsating current, besides the usual alternations required for the ringing of ordinary subscribers.
The branch is to be prepared by ringing or notching or wiring as in layering, and a temporary stand made to support the vessel which is to contain the soil.
Ten minutes later I heard a telephone ringing downstairs.
It started ringing as I came into the house.
Each connecting-cord circuit had associated with it a clearing-out drop connected between the cord and earth and a key by means of which the operator's speaking and ringing apparatus could be brought into circuit.
Shortly after he said he heard a phone ringing.
I heard the phone ringing.
As she neared the back door, she heard the telephone ringing.
As it was, he busted her lip and left her ears ringing.
He reached it as it ceased ringing.
As she stepped inside, the telephone was ringing.
In city districts the modern practice is to restrict the number to four stations per line, and to equip the exchanges and stations for selective ringing.
- Propagation by Layers - a, tonguing; b, ringing.
15 shows a woody plant with one layer prepared by tonguing and another by ringing.
Mechanism is provided whereby the speed of the paper is doubled on receipt of a shock, an electric bell ringing at the same time to summon an attendant.
From an evidential point of view the apparition is the most valuable class of death-warning, inasmuch as recognition is more difficult in the case of an auditory hallucination, even where it takes the form of spoken words; moreover, auditory hallucinations coinciding with deaths may be mere knocks, ringing of bells, &c.; tactile hallucinations are still more difficult of recognition; and the hallucinations of smell which are sometimes found as death-warnings rarely have anything to associate them specially with the dead person.
The four chief sins of which he was guilty were dancing, ringing the bells of the parish church, playing at tipcat and reading the history of Sir Bevis of Southampton.
He pushed Brady's cheek to see the black-purple bruise ringing his throat from where one of the animals outside the walls had tried to rope and hang him.
It lay there, under the bureau, ringing away, as if out of spite for the mayhem he'd thrust upon it.
His comments echo an increasingly common refrain ringing out across the globe.
In third place, the Exeter Colleges Guild produced some reasonable ringing although the leading was a little adrift; they made 18 faults.
alarm bells should be ringing around the world!
alarm bells ringing.
Every time we say the creed in church, we condemn Arianism in ringing terms.
With death threats ringing in his ears, Coleman fled with his family to Sweden, and was granted political asylum.
Quite soon you will have the learner ringing the backstrokes independently.
bell ringing has almost sold out.
All alarm bells should be ringing around the world!
For ringing the curfew bell for one year 1 10 0 Price of Provisions, and Laborer's Wages.
An incoming call produces a short bleep initially, then a full ringing sound.
The awesome ' Inside Outside ' came next, with Stu's guitar ringing out with pure brilliance.
Perhaps the most explicit are our ringing numbers for our two breeding buntings.
He told us that the guy who hanged himself was ringing the buzzer all night.
Well done to all players, especially Jenny, who continued to play her solo cadenza despite an off-putting phone ringing!
All the while Abel could hear the voice calling, demanding, inviting, its cries ringing out across the valley bottom.
carillon bells were hung for ringing with a tenor of 52 cwt.
Alarm bells should have been ringing when an electric cello and electric double bass appeared.
So well fed and watered we headed off to spot some more cetaceans with Susie's warnings ringing in our ears.
The tower, with its slightly cozy ringing chamber, was added by Pearson in around 1870.
English change ringing is a heritage musical activity which has been performed for centuries in public and for the public.
change ringing bell - Liverpool Cathedral tenor, weighing over 4 tons - was cast by Whitechapel in 1939.
change ringing in the tower, was on 18 th November 1684.
Captain Bluff and all his crew Gave out a ringing cheer.
clang of the hammer as it descends on ringing iron.
Such ringing as was done was mainly on the front six as the tenor clapper gave up the ghost soon after we began.
clarion call to intimacy with God ringing across the earth, Are you willing to answer.
compact disk of Devon bell ringing has almost sold out.
The ringing skills demonstrated were less than awesome but perfectly creditable.
crumblevening after dark a young man prowled among these crumbling red mansions, ringing their bells.
The lack of this basic human decency in their comments sent alarm bell ringing in my head.
Rosie Kane spoke well and Galloway made a ringing denunciation of the police for illegally banning the march.
dial tone, no ringing sound, cannot make or receive calls?
discs almost sold out The compact disk of Devon bell ringing has almost sold out.
doorbell ringing or the smoke alarm going off.
SB great at the reading and ringing bits, but finds writing dreadful.
echo an increasingly common refrain ringing out across the globe.
Hardly a ringing endorsement of their ability to govern.
We must want a similar ringing endorsement for International Standards of Auditing.
real estate agents, whose phones wouldn't stop ringing a year ago, say their incomes have plunged by two-thirds.
eulogyson came to power in 1828 with Jefferson's funeral eulogies still ringing in American ears.
On hearing a bell ringing intermittently occupants should get ready to evacuate, and must evacuate immediately when the alarm rings continuously] .
Existing members can arrange finance through Club exec John Cannon by ringing 0800 612 9601 or clicking here to send an email.
First ringing chamber I've ever seen to have nightclub flyers pinned to the noticeboard.
gnashing of teeth Without, there is ringing of hands!
Ringing the phone or texting just sent everything haywire!
Note: The telephone accepts only incoming calls or for ringing on site numbers.
The ringing strings sounded pleasantly intimate in that dark arena.
jingle of sleigh bells has been drowned out by the ringing off the cash tills.
The day started with loud thunder ringing in my ears and sheet lightning flashes before by eyes.
Next, the herald came forward carrying Demodocus ' ringing lyre.
One evening after dark a young man prowled among these crumbling red mansions, ringing their bells.
The judging scheme is not designed to reward unadventurous mediocrity; excellent ringing will, however, be rewarded highly.
melodious ringing tones, message alerts, and gaming sounds.
People nowadays often mistake ringing stones for granite nether millstones, which at a glance look quite similar.
monophonic ringing tones are over!
He tried to cry out and was shocked to feel his ears twitch as he uttered a ringing neigh.
ACE strongly advises parents to get free copies of the circulars, either from the NAW by ringing 029 2082 1556.
Ringing is a rewarding and absorbing pastime, new recruits are always welcome!
peal ringing slowed down rather a lot.
The tenor of the ringing peal is also the bass bell of the carillon.
Create your own personal playlist or your very own ringing tones.
Ringing compositions are notoriously prone to subtle transcription errors, and over a quarter of the submissions we receive contain errors of some sort.
The future The strike has been neither the death knell, nor the ringing affirmation of class politics that various pundits have claimed.
Negotiations are now in progress with the architect about when a full resumption of ringing can be made.
ringing peals at a number of towers including all the 12s and the Swan Sixteen in Perth.
ringing endorsement of the quality of staff, teaching and student support.
Before we stopped at Exbourne we got one of our call-change ringers through a pretty respectable quarter peal ringing the treble.
The ringing of complex methods is also probably more widespread among peal ringers maybe for similar reasons.
Meanwhile, " he added, slapping the steel back in the ringing scabbard, " let me return you your sword.
sleigh bells has been drowned out by the ringing off the cash tills.
The hand on your knee is your ex-wife, her voice slurred by the ringing in your ears.
She even told someone who kept ringing me, despite the fact that I hardly knew her, to leave me alone.
The blocked up windows separating the ringing chamber from the church are not soundproof.
spiral staircase inside the main church door to a small ringing chamber.
Access via spiral staircase inside the main church door to a small ringing chamber.
Melody tones This allows you to select from a range of pre-set options, which ringing tone your phone will operate with.
transmitter pulse duration depends upon the duration of the output pulse from the ringing oscillator.
Other symptoms may include vertigo (a type of dizziness) or ringing in the ears.
The ringing is also of a high standard, with an occasional wobble.
when the upper parts of a tree die off owing to destruction of the roots, or to the ringing of the stem lower down, and consequent interference with the transpiration current.
The ringing of bells, building operations, vibration of machinery, fireworks, bands, a circus, merry-go-rounds, collecting disorderly crowds, dancing, singing, &c., have been held under certain circumstances to constitute nuisances so as to interfere with quiet and comfort, and have been restrained by injunction.
He spared no pains to acquire true style, frequently rewriting his chapters, and sometimes testing passages of philosophy and description in eight different forms. Yet to a certain extent he lacked the representative power and often failed to conceal his art, many pages ringing with artificial tones.
The term usually excludes the ringing of the bells according to the diatonic scale in which they are hung (see Bell).
It is from a combination of these two meanings that the thieves' slang phrase "ringing the changes" arises; it denotes the various methods by which wrong change may be given or extracted, or counterfeit coin passed.
She leaned against her mother and burst into such a loud, ringing fit of laughter that even the prim visitor could not help joining in.
And he left the room, followed by the low but ringing laughter of the sister with the mole.
"One thing I ask of your excellency," Dolokhov said in his firm, ringing, deliberate voice.
As he approached, a ringing shot issued from it deafening him and his suite, and in the smoke that suddenly surrounded the gun they could see the gunners who had seized it straining to roll it quickly back to its former position.
While still in the anteroom Prince Andrew heard loud voices and a ringing staccato laugh--a laugh such as one hears on the stage.
Prince Andrew had never before heard Speranski's famous laugh, and this ringing, high-pitched laughter from a statesman made a strange impression on him.
They looked at one another (now that the hunt was over and they were in the house, Nicholas no longer considered it necessary to show his manly superiority over his sister), Natasha gave him a wink, and neither refrained long from bursting into a peal of ringing laughter even before they had a pretext ready to account for it.
And Nicholas heard her spontaneous, happy, ringing laughter.
The horses showered the fine dry snow on the faces of those in the sleigh--beside them sounded quick ringing bells and they caught confused glimpses of swiftly moving legs and the shadows of the troyka they were passing.
From the back porch came the sound of feet descending the steps, the bottom step upon which snow had fallen gave a ringing creak and he heard the voice of an old maidservant saying, Straight, straight, along the path, Miss.
This expression irritated Prince Andrew, and in a determined, ringing, and unpleasant tone he continued:
The prince allowed no one at Bald Hills to drive with ringing bells; but on a long journey Alpatych liked to have them.
At the descent of the high steep hill, down which a winding road led out of the town past the cathedral on the right, where a service was being held and the bells were ringing, Pierre got out of his vehicle and proceeded on foot.
And by some latent sequence of thought the descent of the Mozhaysk hill, the carts with the wounded, the ringing bells, the slanting rays of the sun, and the songs of the cavalrymen vividly recurred to his mind.
I see only a coincidence of occurrences such as happens with all the phenomena of life, and I see that however much and however carefully I observe the hands of the watch, and the valves and wheels of the engine, and the oak, I shall not discover the cause of the bells ringing, the engine moving, or of the winds of spring.
The bells in the Kremlin were ringing for vespers, and this sound troubled the French.
Prince Andrew collected all his strength in an effort to recover his senses, he moved a little, and suddenly there was a ringing in his ears, a dimness in his eyes, and like a man plunged into water he lost consciousness.
The domes of the New Convent of the Virgin glittered brightly and its bells were ringing particularly clearly.
Spike 's ringing tones were only covered by the toll of the front door bell, reverberating through the house.
The highlights include: Ringing peals at a number of towers including all the 12s and the Swan Sixteen in Perth.
For the second consecutive year, UEA 's students have given a ringing endorsement of the quality of staff, teaching and student support.
Melody Tones This allows you to select from a range of pre-set options, which ringing tone your phone will operate with.
If it is used as such the transmitter pulse duration depends upon the duration of the output pulse from the ringing oscillator.
Snooze or Repeat Function: The snooze or repeat function can be useful for a sound sleeper as the alarm can keep ringing until the sleeper is awake.
Celebrate ringing in the new year with some festive New Year's Eve cocktails.
For ringing in the new year, try some sparkling drinks to add to the festivities.
Kudzu, the root of the herb is used to treat intestinal obstruction, dysentery, headaches, stomach ailments, diarrhea, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and vertigo.
Vine rugs come in a range of styles and colors, from rugs in tropical inspired colors with floral vines ringing the edges to bold colored rugs with floral vines running across the center of the rug.
Makeup for New Year's Eve parties should be festive enough to fit into the ringing in of a brand new year.
Whether you spend this night cozied up with family or your New Year's celebration is full of busy parties, you can create a scrapbook that showcases your unique way of ringing in a brand new year.
It's a completely alcohol-free event that showcases musicians, actors, comedians and artists while ringing in the New Year with a fireworks display on the mountain.
Who said that you have to wait until the Christmas bells are ringing to do your holiday shopping?
Musical instruments can be as simple as creating your own beat using objects around the house, like silverware, a bucket, or ringing a bell.
Couples can use the naturally compelling chimes and ringing sounds bells have to offer, depending on the atmosphere they want to create.
If you find someone simply waiting for an excuse to drink, however trivial or frivolous it may seem to others, it is time to start the alarm bells ringing.
Again, ringing very similar to Tiger Woods' ongoing ordeal, Jesse James issued a strange public apology stating that although most of the allegations were untrue, he was "...sorry for the grief" he has caused his wife and children.
Nearly ten years later it was ringing in over one billion dollars in sales each year.
I called him, and to my delight he came running with his tags ringing in the wind, his tail wagging and his tongue hanging out.
They may be trained to alert a deaf owner to the fact that the doorbell or phone is ringing, or a smoke alarm is going off.
Rickenbackers offer a ringing, shimmering tone that is without equal among electric guitars.
This will give your acoustic guitar a ringing, shining tone.
Players can record any sound in the game, from voices to ringing bells to cats in the alleyway, and use them to solve puzzles, control the nefarious Metrognomes, or even combat situations.
Vertigo is characterized by a sensation of spinning or turning, accompanied by nausea, vomiting, ringing in the ears, headache, or fatigue.
Meniere's disease is often accompanied by ringing or buzzing in the ear, hearing loss, and a feeling that the ear is blocked.
The person should report any symptoms that accompany the dizziness, such as a ringing in the ear or nausea, any recent injury or infection, and any medication taken.
Tinnitus may occur as buzzing, swishing, or ringing, which will typically subside after a few days.
Tinnitus-A noise, ranging from faint ringing or thumping to roaring, that originates in the ear not in the environment.
These risks range from physical dangers in the home (matches, knives, gas stoves, and household cleaners and other dangerous chemicals, etc.) to medical emergencies and strangers ringing the doorbell.
Other symptoms are itching, tinnitus (noise or ringing in the ears), a sensation of fullness in the ear, and otalgia, or pain in the ear.
The primary symptoms of labyrinthitis are vertigo and hearing loss, along with a sensation of ringing in the ears called tinnitus.
Peripheral vestibular nystagmus may be accompanied by vertigo, nausea, and tinnitus, or ringing in the ears.
"Sleigh Bells Ring" is one such character, featuring a small boy ringing a bell as he moves down the street with his sleigh.
It can be a drag to take the backpack off just enough to pull out a wallet or a bus pass or retrieve a ringing phone several times.
He's very adept at creating distance, so if your phone stops ringing, you'll know why.
It's that feeling you get when you know something is about to happen, like the phone ringing or the doorbell chiming.
Do some practice runs on your own, such as imagining who is on the other end of a ringing telephone or chiming doorbell.
Ringing a bell on Halloween night will frighten evil spirits away.
Physical sensations such as a ringing in the ears, hearing voices and even music have been reported.
Some children find the sudden loud ringing of a bell upsetting and this can make getting up in the morning even more difficult.
This noise can be the ringing of a bell, a radio, a digital noise or a wide selection of other rings and tones suitable to raise even the deepest of sleepers.
Innovations such as sunrise alarm clocks have been designed for people who need to wake up at a given time in the morning, yet who find the loud ringing of an alarm startling.
This has not taken into account that people require different lengths of time between the ringing of alarms.
Soothing sounds - Some alarm clocks have been designed so that the harsh ringing sounds or beeps have been replaced by more soothing sounds.
Point of sale operations, the actual ringing up of the sale, needs to move fairly briskly if you don't want to lose sales.
If you're on a historically African American college campus and you hear a Zeta Phi Beta step chant ringing out over the quad, the odds are you will see a group of strong, confident women singing them together, celebrating their sorority.
Before the day was out, the phones were ringing off the hook with calls from viewers demanding to see it again.
A New Year's party hat is an essential accessory for ringing in any new year, and with a wide range of hat styles available, there is a perfect style for every New Year's celebration.
While party hats can be fun, festive accessories for ringing in the New Year, it is important to remember that they can also cause injuries if used or worn improperly.
Otherwise Engaged: A pale pink shimmer ringing with romance.
They must have stores there, said my wife, annoyance ringing in her voice.
"Costumes," the lady said, disappointment like empty socks at Christmas ringing in her voice.
From somewhere nearby, she heard someone else's phone ringing and stepped out of the way, off the path running along the beach.
She fled, her ears ringing and cheek burning from his strike.
"Hi," she said in a high pitched voice just as a loud ringing sound came from her luggage.
Then he remembered the ringing alarm clock in the luggage of their other guest.
Far off in the distance, Dean could again hear the ringing of Gladys Turnbull's alarm but he paid it no attention.
Alarm clocks ringing in the middle of the night, ghosts walking around, everyone hopping into someone else's bed, half the people wanting to kill the other half!
Dean sat a while longer, amid night sounds, the ticking clock, and the muffled ringing of Gladys Turnbull's alarm.
Dean awoke Monday morning with Annie Quincy's words still ringing in his ears, and the phone ringing on his nightstand.
He could picture her sitting there, listening to the ringing telephone, but not wanting to answer it.
Bells started going off in Dean's mind at the same time bells started ringing in the hall telephone.
The dogs were distracted momentarily by the sound of the telephone, but when it stopped ringing, they advanced further.
Katie was shaking her head as she walked toward the ringing phone.
Joao d'Albuquerque, bishop of Goa, he asked his permission to officiate in the diocese, and at once began walking through the streets ringing a small bell, and telling all to come, and send their children and servants, to the "Christian doctrine" or catechetical instruction in the principal church.
The earliest of these phenomena were the raps already spoken of and other sounds occurring without apparent physical cause, and the similarly mysterious movements of furniture and other objects; and these were shortly followed by the ringing of bells and playing of musical instruments.
The headache, deafness, ringing in the ears and even delirium of salicylism, are practically identical with the symptoms of cinchonism.
The coral limestone of the atoll has a peculiar vitrified appearance and gives out a ringing sound when struck or simply walked on.
Of his manner and personal appearance we have the following account from one who was his pupil: - " Daily as the clock struck eight on the horologe of the Luxembourg, while the ringing hammer on the bell was yet audible, the door of my room opened, and there entered a man, short, rather stout, almost what one might call sleek, freshly shaven, without vestige of whisker or moustache.
From the balcony of the town house, which overlooks the square, proclamations were read to the burghers, summoned to the spot by the ringing of the bell in the smalldomed tower.
Gold and silver coins are examined and tested by ringing, and each coin is then weighed separately by being passed over delicate automatic balances.
If while the air within the receiver is at atmospheric pressure the bell is set ringing continuously, the sound is very audible.
He was simply Faust's "other self," appearing in various guises - as a bear, as a little bald man, as a monk, as an invisible presence ringing a bell - but always recognizable as the same "familiar."
In the breeding-season the male Dunlin utters a most peculiar and farsounding whistle, somewhat resembling the continued ringing of a high-toned musical bell.
Partial starvation will sometimes effect this; hence the grafting of freegrowing fruit trees upon dwarfing stocks, as before alluded to, and also the " ringing " or girdling of fruit trees, i.e.
The patient is deaf, but complains of ringing in the ears, which may assume various forms, especially in musical people.
Angry voices wove in and out of the crowd's jeering and the ringing of her ears.
I heard the faint sound of a phone ringing downstairs.
The eerie quiet that followed amplified the ringing of her ears.
An odd ringing sound punctuated the rumbling storm.
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