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  • n  a bell hung around the neck of cow so that the cow can be easily located

  • That always clangs a national cowbell.
  • Ellen Stewart announces the evening's program by ringing a homely cowbell.
  • The program opened with the dreamy old song, Won't You Wait Till the Cows Come Home, accented by the tinkle of a cowbell and the recorded moo of a Jersey heifer.
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  • Christopher Walken in Syracuse New Times
    And when the Blue Oyster Cult Saturday Night Live clip was played multiple times per game on the scoreboard with Christopher Walken saying, "I've got a fever, and the only prescription, is more cowbell," the uproar of the symphonic cacophony of...
  • Shaquille O'Neal in San Francisco Chronicle
    I got a few more touches tonight, and when that happens I'm going to get my points,said O'Neal, who played a season-high 43 minutes. "Back in the day when we had a rivalry going, it was much louder and we had the guy with the cowbell...
  • Joe Maddon in
    I don't think the cowbell is nearly as annoying as that,he said. "I think on the scale of annoying that would be 10 and maybe the cowbell might be like a 2 or a 3 to certain people."

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