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Bell

Signal on a stock exchange to indicate the open and close of trading.

Bell

A traditional bell that is rung to signify the beginning or the end of a trading day. The bell on the New York Stock Exchange is one of the more famous examples. As an increasing number of securities exchanges do most or all of their trading online, a bell has become a symbol or informal term for the beginning or the end of a trading day, rather than a description of a real bell.

bell

The device that sounds to mark the open and close of each trading day on an organized securities exchange.
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These early letters help us to understand that Elizabeth Gaskell's famous (and often maligned) statement that "Henceforward Charlotte Bronte's existence becomes divided into two parallel currents--her life as Currer Bell, the author, and her life as Charlotte Bronte, the woman" (2) had its source not solely or simply in Gaskell's wish to emphasize to her public Bronte's womanliness, but in Bronte's own early and consistent practice of dividing her life along these very lines--out of modesty or artistic self-protection, or some combination of the two.
Charlotte Bront' was the daughter of a clergyman and married an Anglican curate, but as plain Charlotte, as Currer Bell (her preferred name as writer) or just Mrs Nicholls, she is a pivotal figure in English, never mind Yorkshire, literature.