Why Is The Bottom Of A Bell-Ringing Rope Called A ‘Sally’?

8 May 2019, 16:53

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Question: Why is the bottom of a bell-ringing rope called a ‘Sally’?

Name: Charles, Truro

Qualification: Bell ringer

Answer: The word originates from the old French word ‘sailir’ which means the action of a jumping rope.

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