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Does the bold text mean the stuff that is belled under glass - the artificial fruit put under a glass bell-like casing, as seen on the picture below?
But he thanked the Lord he had kept his sanity, that he was respected; that he wasn't in the artificial fruit trade, the stuff your grandmother belled under glass. He thanked the Lord he was not foul to look at; foul, probably, to smell; and a poison even to think about. Yet still he peeped on, this old Tom, though at no Lady Godiva. They would buy right enough; there was no doubt of that.
Walter de la Mare, The Tree, 192?
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Not a Teacher
"Invading armies have no rights." Noam Chomsky
One name for a glass dome is a bell jar.
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