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Peal

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To ring a peal is to ring 5,040 changes; any number of changes less than that is technically called a touch or flourish. Bells are first raised, and then pealed. (Qy. Latin pello, to strike?)

“This society rung … . a true and complete peal of 5,040 grandsire triples in three hours and fourteen minutes.”—Inscription in Windsor Curfew Tower.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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