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Words or phrases underlined are defined within the glossary. Where it assists with clarity, a definition is annotated to indicate a part of speech. (n) = noun, (vb) = verb, (adj) = adjective, (adv) = adverb. Section references refer to sections within The Tower Handbook.  

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(1) Symbol used to denote pairs of linked calls, particularly bobs at 4ths and 5ths (when setting out a composition). See figure 15.3-5
(2) Symbol to represent no places (in place notation ).
(3) Symbol to represent a swapping pair in a change.
XML method format specification
Formal definition of how to describe methods in a way that enables the descriptions to be processed by software. Maintained by the Central Council Council Technical & Taxonomy workgroup Downloadable from: here.
Symbol used to denote pairs of calls (single 4ths and bob 5ths) when setting out a composition
Yeovil octaves
A row on 10 bells with three octave jumps (18, 29, 30) separated by two reverse runs. 1864297530. A slight variation gives Hereford octaves
Yorkshire Surprise
A right place Surprise method (basic stage major), with Cambridgelead order. One of the standard eight. It has less falseness than Cambridge from which it is derived by moving the internal places below the treble two places.
Yorkshire places
Work consisting of two dodges separated by an intervening pair of places, all in the same pair of positions. See figure 15.2-8.
Yorkshire tail ends
Tail end section of a rope with a tufted section (billy) woven in. Rare.
Included in the name of several ringing organisations, eg Sherwood Youths, Cambridge Youths.
Symbol used to denote pairs of calls at In and 5ths when setting out a composition
Popular short touch of Stedman Cinques with a bob at 1 followed by calls at 12,14,15,16,17,18,19. For Triples it is 1,8,10,11.
A broad descriptions of ringing ability introduced in Simon Linford's articles Room at the Top published in The Ringing World in 2002-3. The articles described three zones: Blue, Red and Black that represented increasing levels. After the terms had come into general use, the a fourth zone, Green, came into use for ringing from the basics to call changes, which had previously been included with the bottom of the Blue zone. See also: Green zone, Blue zone, Red zone, Black zone,
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