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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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THE death knell will be sounded for the traditional Irish pub if the government introduce a blanket ban on smoking in bars, ministers were warned yesterday.
The move comes after Health Minister Stephen Dorrell sounded the death knell for the system in England.
For instance, electric stimulation spells death for some cells, while exposure to hormones sounds the death knell for others.
The predictions of the death knell for inward investment in the UK have been proved wrong.
Justice Antonin Scalia agreed, saying a ruling for the movie and recording studios could be an economic death knell for creators.
Scottish Socialist leader Tommsy Sheridan said: 'It is clear that the Labour Party in particular don't want this review because it sounds the death knell for the council tax.
This may be the start of the death knell for the cold-dark-matter theory," says physicist Paul Steinhardt, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Soaring oil prices have, indeed, prompted aviation experts to sound the death knell for budget airways.
American war protesters tell Maloney about their disdain to outright hatred of Israel and Jews; ``Israel is a death knell for many Jewish people,'' one calmly tells the filmmaker, an Arafat-esque scarf draped around his neck.
Until these so-called supporters go and watch football and pay for it, the death knell will sound for clubs.
But the death knell for production at the Banner Lane plant rang in December 2002 when it was announced 1, 00 jobs would be lost.
Even at its death knell, after the last traces of chlorophyll and other vital chemicals have vanished, a withering plant keeps producing one compound--a red-pigmented enzyme called peroxidase.