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 for Rung
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rung \Rung\,
     imp. & p. p. of Ring.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. One of the rounds of a ladder.
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     3. One of the stakes of a cart; a spar; a heavy staff.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. To make (a sound), as by ringing a bell; to sound.
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              The shard-borne beetle, with his drowsy hums,
              Hath rung night's yawning peal.       --Shak.
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     3. To repeat often, loudly, or earnestly.
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     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 To ring 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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rung
      n 1: a crosspiece between the legs of a chair [syn: rung,
           round, stave]
      2: one of the crosspieces that form the steps of a ladder [syn:
         rundle, spoke, rung]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  50 Moby Thesaurus words for "rung":
     amount, caliber, compass, cut, degree, doorstep, extent, footrest,
     footstep, grade, height, interval, leap, level, mark, measure,
     notch, nuance, pas, peg, period, pitch, plane, plateau, point,
     proportion, range, ratio, reach, remove, rest, riser, round,
     rundle, scale, scope, shade, shadow, space, spoke, stage, stair,
     standard, stave, step, step stool, stepping-stone, stint, string,
     tread
  
  

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