a bell tower, either attached to a church or other building or standing apart.
the part of a steeple or other structure in which a bell is hung.
a frame of timberwork that holds or encloses a bell.
Slang. head; mind:
a belfry full of curious notions.
have bats in one’s belfry. bat2 (def 3).
Parkhurst Boys Talbot Baines Reed
Nana, The Miller’s Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille Emile Zola
The Spell of Flanders Edward Neville Vose
Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
Under the Greenwood Tree Thomas Hardy
Bell’s Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury H. J. L. J. Mass
Padre Ignacio Owen Wister
Notre-Dame de Paris Victor Hugo
Thunder and Lightning Camille Flammarion
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noun (pl) -fries
the part of a tower or steeple in which bells are hung
a tower or steeple Compare campanile
the timber framework inside a tower or steeple on which bells are hung
(formerly) a movable tower for attacking fortifications
see: bats in one’s belfry
Belgian. Belgium. abbreviation Belgian Belgium Belgian Belgium
a former Belgian currency unit in foreign exchange, equal to five Belgian francs: in use from 1926 to 1945. noun a former Belgian monetary unit worth five francs
an ancient chiefly Celtic people that lived in northern Gaul. Historical Examples The Christian Church in These Islands before the Coming of Augustine George Forrest Browne History of Rome from the Earliest times down to 476 AD Robert F. Pennell Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3 Various History of Rome from the Earliest […]
a city in W Karnataka state, in W India. Historical Examples London in the Sixties One of the Old Brigade The Wings of the Morning Louis Tracy Campaign of the Indus T.W.E. Holdsworth Campaign of the Indus T.W.E. Holdsworth Campaign of the Indus T.W.E. Holdsworth Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5 Various A […]