A tinkling in the ears, supposed by the Scotch peasantry to
announce the death of a friend.
O lady, `tis dark, an' I heard the death-bell,
An' I darena gae yonder for gowd nor fee.
James Hogg: Mountain Bard.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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