A core is first constructed of brickwork, which is covered with layers of clay which, by means of a template, is formed to the ... From old usage, bells are intimately connected with the services of the Christian Church, and thus have acquired a kind of sacred character. ... This usage is as old as the time of Alcuin (735-804) and is still practiced in Roman Catholic countries. ... The practice of slowly and solemnly tolling church bells at deaths, or while funerals are being conducted, is stillanbsp;...
|Title||:||The New International Encyclopaedia|
|Author||:||Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby|