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the sound of bells1894In the Midst of AlarmsThe whole scene brought back to Yates the days of his youth, especially when Macdonald, putting the finishing strokes to his shoe, let his hammer periodically tinkle with musical clangor on the anvil, ringing forth a tintinnabulation that chimed melodiously on the ear—a sort of anvil-chorus accompaniment to his mechanical skill. He was a real sleight-of-hand man, and the anvil was his orchestra.1903Brann the IconoclastBurton reverts from time to time to this terrifying tintinnabulation, but he blends it with the suggested glamour of evening, until the terror merges into tenderness. 1947The BarbarianCzinczar. The name had a sinister rhythm to it, a ring of leashed violence, a harsh, metallic tintinnabulation.