(the) Lutine bell

(the) Lutine bell
the Lutine bell [the Lutine bell] noun [sing]
a bell kept at ↑Lloyd's of London which is rung when important announcements are made. In former times it was rung to announce good or bad news for the company, such as the loss of a ship ↑insured there, but today it is often rung to mark news of national importance, such as the death of a public figure. The bell was rescued from the Lutine, a ship ↑insured at Lloyd’s which sank in 1799 carrying a large amount of gold.

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