- skip - Brewer’s

Sound as a Bell

.

Quite sound. A cracked bell is useless as a bell.

“Blinde Fortune did so happily contrive,

That we as sound as bells, did safe arive

At Dover.”


Taylor’s Workes. ii. 22 (1630).

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

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

previous entry · index · next entry

Sorts
Sosia
Sotadios or Sotadic Verse
Sothic Year
Soul
Soul Cakes
Soul and Spirit
Soul of a Goose or Capon
Sound
Sound Dues
Sound as a Bell
Sound as a Roach
Soundings
Sour Grapes
Sour Grapeism
South-Sea Scheme or Bubble
Southampton Street (London)
Southampton’s Wise Sons
Southern Gate of the Sun
Soutras
Sovereign