Definition of Bell deck
1. Noun. A floor under the bells of an open belfry.
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Literary usage of Bell deck
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1. History of Gorham, Me. by Hugh Davis McLellan (1902)
"Every man, woman and child that could do so, got hold, and when the bell reached the bell-deck, the procession with the warp reached to Capt. ..."
2. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1864)
"The dimensions of this house since the last alteration are as follows : Width, 56 feet; length, 61 feet; height of tower to bell deck, 50 feet; ..."
3. Early American Churches by Aymar Embury (1914)
"... bell deck, and the floors of the belfry & over the bell deck in the best possible manner with two inch white pine plank well and sufficiently painted ..."
4. The Congregational Quarterly by American Congregational Union, Joseph Sylvester Clark, American Congregational Association, Henry Martyn Dexter, Alonzo Hall Quint, Isaac Pendleton Langworthy, Christopher Cushing, Samuel Burnham (1859)
"... only there are the bell-deck, if opened at all. But the OPENINGS, and each successive one is openings around the chimni»s and on higher than the last. ..."
5. The Colonial Architecture of Salem by Frank Cousins, Phil Madison Riley (1919)
"It was from the bell deck of the old South Church that Captain Oliver Thayer watched ... Below this bell deck the base of the steeple, clapboarded like the ..."
6. A History of Old Braintree and Quincy: With a Sketch of Randolph and by William Samuel Pattee (1879)
"... height of tower to bell deck, 50 feet ; height of cupola from the bell deck, '25 feet ; height of ball above the vane from the ground, 75 feet. ..."