Minute bell
Minute Min"ute, a. Of or pertaining to a minute or minutes; occurring at or marking successive minutes. [1913 Webster]

{Minute bell}, a bell tolled at intervals of a minute, as to give notice of a death or a funeral.

{Minute book}, a book in which written minutes are entered.

{Minute glass}, a glass measuring a minute or minutes by the running of sand.

{Minute gun}, a discharge of a cannon repeated every minute as a sign of distress or mourning.

{Minute hand}, the long hand of a watch or clock, which makes the circuit of the dial in an hour, and marks the minutes. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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