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smells and bells
 n.pl.— «For Minns and fellow traditionalists—as “smells and bells” Episcopalians who prefer a more literal reading of scripture are called—the burden referred to was the acceptance of homosexuality by the church establishment, most recently the consecration of an openly gay man, Gene Robinson, as Bishop of New Hampshire in 2003.» —“Gay breach threatens Anglicans” by Peter Huck New Zealand Herald (Auckland) Jan. 1, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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