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 Bell-the-Cat.Belladonna (Italian, beautiful lady). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bell-wavering.
 
Vacillating, swaying from side to side like a bell. A man whose mind jangles out of tune from delirium, drunkenness, or temporary insanity, is said to have his wits gone bell-wavering.   1
        “I doubt me his wits have gone bell-wavering by the road.”—Sir W. Scott: The Monastery, chap. vii.
 


 Bell-the-Cat.Belladonna (Italian, beautiful lady). 

 
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