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Definition of "bels" []

  • Plural form of bel. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "bels" in a sentence
  • "Through the gently sloping passes which the Kirghizes call "bels," viaducts, bridges, embankments, cuttings, tunnels had to be made to carry the line."
  • ""That suffragans used to baptize bels under pretence of driving away divels and tempests; and for this purpose did invite many rich godfathers, who were to touch the rope while the bell was exorcised, and its name invoked (unto which all the people must answer)."
  • "A decibel is literally one-tenth of a bel -- the number of bels (named after Alexander Graham Bell) being the common logarithm of the ratio of two powers."