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The extended piece of work at the back of Cambridge (in the last two places of the change)
The work done 'on the front' in Cambridge, rung by the bells in first and second positions.
Cambridge surprise maximus
Cambridge surprise minor
Cambridge surprise royal
Canons are loops which are cast into the crown of older bells, usually fixed to the headstock by metal straps.
A smooth metal or wooden circle fitted which the ropes pass through, either in the floor / ceilings of the tower or through rope guides
Circle of work
A metal rod with a ball on the end which strikes the inside of the mouth of a bell. The clapper is hung from a pivot below the crown of the bell. The clapper swings back and forward as the bell rotates.
The hammer of a Church clock, usually striking a bell in the tower. On a swinging bell (for full circle change ringing), the hammer is usually pulled off and held out of the way of the bell during ringing.
Also known as the intermediate floor or middle floor, this is usually a room which contains the mechanisms for the tower clock. Bell ringers often use this area to store paraphernalia such as spare stays, spare ropes, flags etc. Bell ropes will usually run through ceiling bosses on the floor and ceiling of the clock room and this can be a point for extra wear on ropes if there is anything rough or sharp on the holes.
The ringer who conducts - she or he takes responsibility for a piece of ringing, including any necessary calls. They may also check and correct any trips or mistakes in the ringing if required.
A row of changes with pairs of bells crossed over.
Not to be confused with a similar term - Crossed which is when two bells become accidentally swapped over during a method, causing each to do the other's work, so the touch will not come back into rounds where it would be expected to.
The critical first step to forming a back splice