Who has enough courage to do a dangerous job? For example, Someone has to tell the teacher that her own son started the fire, but who will bell the cat? This expression originated in one of Aesop’s fables as retold by William Langland in Piers Ploughman (c. 1377), in which the mice decide to put a bell around the cat’s neck as a warning device but then can find none among them who will actually do it.
- Bell’s muscle
- Bell’s law
- Bell, alexander graham
bell, alexander graham Bell (běl) Scottish-born American scientist and inventor whose lifelong interest in the education of deaf people led him to conceive the idea of transmitting speech by electric waves. In 1876 his experiments with a telegraph resulted in his invention of the telephone. He later produced the first successful sound recorder, an early […]
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