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A "stop" or a setting on a pipe organ that produces sounds from a set of high-pitched, untuned (or tuned) bells. The name comes from the fact that the bells are rung (or sounded) by a rotating wheel that is often in the shape of a star, and it sounds like little cymbals being rung by the star. The revolving star was placed towards the top of the organ case (in view of the listeners) and a wind-blown driving-wheel behind