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rung


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ring  \Ring\  (r[i^]ng),  v.  t.  [imp.  {Rang}  (r[a^]ng)  or  {Rung} 
  (r[u^]ng);  p.  p.  {Rung};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Ringing}.]  [AS. 
  hringan  akin  to  Icel.  hringja  Sw  ringa,  Dan.  ringe,  OD 
  ringhen,  ringkelen  [root]19.] 
  1.  To  cause  to  sound,  especially  by  striking,  as  a  metallic 
  body;  as  to  ring  a  bell. 
 
  2.  To  make  (a  sound),  as  by  ringing  a  bell;  to  sound. 
 
  The  shard-borne  beetle,  with  his  drowsy  hums,  Hath 
  rung  night's  yawning  peal.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  repeat  often  loudly,  or  earnestly. 
 
  {To  ring  a  peal},  to  ring  a  set  of  changes  on  a  chime  of 
  bells. 
 
  {To  ring  the  changes  upon}.  See  under  {Change}. 
 
  {To  ring  in}  or  {out},  to  usher,  attend  on  or  celebrate,  by 
  the  ringing  of  bells;  as  to  ring  out  the  old  year  and 
  ring  in  the  new  --Tennyson. 
 
  {To  ring  the  bells  backward},  to  sound  the  chimes,  reversing 
  the  common  order  --  formerly  done  as  a  signal  of  alarm  or 
  danger.  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rung  \Rung\,  n.  [OE.  ronge,  AS  hrung,  a  staff,  rod,  pole;  akin 
  to  G.  runge  a  short,  thick  piece  of  iron  or  wood,  OD  ronghe 
  a  prop,  support,  Icel.  r["o]ng  a  rib  in  a  ship,  Goth.  Hrugga 
  a  staff.] 
  1.  (Shipbuilding)  A  floor  timber  in  a  ship. 
 
  2.  One  of  the  rounds  of  a  ladder. 
 
  3.  One  of  the  stakes  of  a  cart;  a  spar;  a  heavy  staff. 
 
  4.  (Mach.)  One  of  the  radial  handles  projecting  from  the  rim 
  of  a  steering  wheel;  also  one  of  the  pins  or  trundles  of 
  a  lantern  wheel. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rung  \Rung\, 
  imp.  &  p.  p.  of  {Ring}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  rung 
  n  1:  a  crosspiece  between  the  legs  of  a  chair  [syn:  {round},  {stave}] 
  2:  one  of  the  crosspieces  that  form  the  steps  of  a  ladder  [syn: 
  {rundle},  {spoke}] 




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