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Lead end

The last row of a lead of a method (the first blow when the treble leads).


Striking one or more blows (usually two) in first place.

Long fifths

This describes a bell ringing for four blows in 5ths place. E.g in Plain Bob doubles, the fourth place bell hunts to the lead, then hunts to the back and rings four blows in 5ths place (known as long fifths, or four blows behind).


Sloped boards set in rows in the belfry windows to stop rain getting in, but to allow the sound of the ringing out. Usually made of wood.

Lying behind

Lying behind is when the bell rings for more than one consecutive blow in the last place in the change.