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division bell

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Definition of division bell in English:

noun

(In Britain) a bell rung in Parliament to announce an imminent division.
Example sentences
  • But it is now being increasingly overshadowed by The Cinnamon Club which can make all the difference when the division bell rings.
  • Votes, which are normally sounded by the division bell, would be declared instead by ‘door keepers and police shouting and in the mansion by two gongs being sounded’.
  • They emerge, of course, when the division bell rings.

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