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Angelus bell (s) (noun), Angelus bells (pl)
A signal to say the Angelus, rung at morning, noon, and evening as a call to recite the devotional prayer to commemorate the Annunciation or as indicated in the Bible, the archangel Gabriel's visit to the Virgin Mary to announce that she had been chosen to be the mother of Jesus Christ (Luke 1:26-38).
Word Entries at Get Words: “bells”
A nautical term applied to half-hours by "watch".
A day is divided into seven watches, five of four hours each and two, called "dogwatches", of two hours.
Each half-hour of each watch is indicated by the striking of a bell, eight bells signaling the end of the watch.