[Bell Historians] Re: bells in Canterbury during Chaucer's time?

John Camp camp at bflRghbrqsv3XKZGFwFdxrY0ac5TIwLNc-2odPqLjjYT_08E8fd_7Yb_T8r532z69M_EkeKWPvlQu-c.yahoo.invalid
Sat Jan 27 19:47:42 GMT 2007

At 16:07 on 22 January 2007, Andrew Aspland wrote:

> If you have a dial but no bell so you have to look at it to tell the
> time then you have a "watch".

I'm not wholly convinced by this.  From the OED:

1610 SHAKESPEARE. Tempest. II. i. 12 Looke, hee's winding up the watch
of his wit, By and by it will strike.

1625 B. JONSON Staple of News. I. i, (He drawes foorth his watch, and
sets it on the table.) 't strikes! One, two, Three, foure, fiue, six.
Inough, inough, deare watch.

John Camp


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