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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Diving-bell dīv′ing-bel a hollow vessel or chamber, originally bell-shaped, open at the bottom and supplied with air by a tube from above, in which one may descend into and work under water
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Dive.


In literature:

The experience of the diving-bell has long made us familiar with what aeronauts suffer.
"Wonderful Balloon Ascents" by Fulgence Marion
With this diving bell a much greater depth can be reached.
"Tom Swift and his Undersea Search" by Victor Appleton
Another, the Argyroneta, or Water Spider, builds herself an elegant silken diving-bell, in which she stores air.
"The Life of the Spider" by J. Henri Fabre
He was everywhere and at everything: he had gone down in a diving-bell and gone up in a balloon.
"Collections and Recollections" by George William Erskine Russell
Is not the heavy one peculiarly adapted to the diving bell, and the light one to the balloon?
"Round the Block" by John Bell Bouton
He made a descent in a diving bell, which was used to try to reach wrecked treasure ships.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
The first invention to promote subaqueous search was the diving-bell, a clumsy vessel which isolates the diver.
"Lippincott's Magazine Of Popular Literature And Science, No. 23, February, 1873, Vol. XI. No. 23." by Various
A wonderful diving-bell is being tried in the Great Lakes.
"The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 36, July 15, 1897" by Various
It is said that he invented the diving-bell.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
I hadn't yet taken off my diving-bell (as I've named my head covering), and every eye was upon me during the intricate process of removal.
"The Motor Maid" by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
How the diving-bell answered a real need!
"The Last Harvest" by John Burroughs
Just as the bell was ringing, a female with a kid rushed on to the platform and made a dive for my carriage.
"Boycotted" by Talbot Baines Reed
I went down in a diving-bell in the Polytechnic, and over Barclay and Perkins' Brewery.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
If the diver comes out of the diving-bell he is drowned.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
The schooner, as she lay, upside down in the sea, was practically a diving-bell; with that hole in her shell their safety was in jeopardy.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
In a diving bell, or a deep mine, however, air becomes limited in supply, and then may be considered a part of wealth.
"Political economy" by W. Stanley Jevons
Diving with a diving bell was commenced in 1670 and discontinued on account of civil troubles.
"The Book of Buried Treasure" by Ralph D. Paine
It is like being in a diving-bell under water.
"The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop" by Hamlin Garland
You know there are some of those creatures who make a kind of hollow globe or diving bell under the water.
"Old Farm Fairies:" by Henry Christopher McCook
They moored the boat and Burt, carrying the diving bell with him, went into the shed.
"Saboteurs on the River" by Mildred A. Wirt

In poetry:

I want to disport on the rocks
Like a mythical mermaiden belle,
And comb out my watery locks,
Then dive to my cavernous cell.
"By The Sea" by Hattie Howard
I sank: a hundred years past by,
And diving bells with searchers keen
For treasure in the wreck were seen.
They took the gold, but let me lie
To sleep another century,
Then raised and brought me here.
"The Armada Gun" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
If this project should fail, he has others in store;
Wooden horses, for instance, may bring them safe o'er;
Or the genius of France (as the Moniteur tells)
May order balloons, or provide diving-bells.
Derry down.
"The Wonderful Juggler" by Henry Kirke White

In news:

Does that name ring a diving bell.
Patient's body, not his mind, paralyzed in ' Diving Bell '.
Joe Morgenstern, film critic for the Wall Street Journal, reviews The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
Patient's body, not his mind, paralyzed in 'Diving Bell'.
We caught up with actor/author John Leguizamo last night at the premiere of The Diving Bell and The Butterfly.
Julian Schnabel has a bone to pick with Andrew Corsello's Schnabulous profile of him in GQ this month, one Boston Globe reporter found when he went to interview the director of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Opens at Egyptian, Fri.
Julian Schnabel directs Mathieu Amalric in the role of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly' s Jean-Dominique Bauby, who died in 1997.
Mathieu Amalric, left, who plays Jean-Dominique Bauby in "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," working with the film's director, Julian Schnabel, right.
Katherine Bell prepares to dive in the women's 10-meter platform semifinals at the US Olympic diving trials.
Marie-Josée Croze is Jean-Dominique Bauby's devoted 'speech' therapist in Julian Schnabel's 'The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
The Ghost star, who turned 50 on 11 November (12), is reportedly seeing 26-year-old art dealer Vito Schnabel, the son of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly director.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly filmmaker, 60, is planning to exchange vows with 30-year-old Danish ex-model May Andersen, who he has been dating since April (12), according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
Nancy Oliver, who wrote last year's blow-up doll romance movie, Lars and the Real Girl, shares in the Humanitas Prize for feature films with Ronald Harwood, who wrote The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.