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 for ringing
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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ring \Ring\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ringed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Ringing.]
     1. To surround with a ring, or as with a ring; to encircle.
        "Ring these fingers." --Shak.
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     2. (Hort.) To make a ring around by cutting away the bark; to
        girdle; as, to ring branches or roots.
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     3. To fit with a ring or with rings, as the fingers, or a
        swine's snout.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ringing \Ring"ing\,
     a & n. from Ring, v.
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     Ringing engine, a simple form of pile driver in which the
        monkey is lifted by men pulling on ropes.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ringing
      n 1: the sound of a bell ringing; "the distinctive ring of the
           church bell"; "the ringing of the telephone"; "the
           tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the
           ringing and the dinging of the bells"--E. A. Poe [syn:
           ring, ringing, tintinnabulation]
      2: the giving of a ring as a token of engagement
      3: having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of
         being resonant [syn: plangency, resonance,
         reverberance, ringing, sonorousness, sonority,
         vibrancy]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  68 Moby Thesaurus words for "ringing":
     booming, change ringing, chime, chiming, chink, clang, clanging,
     clangor, clank, clanking, clink, consonant, deafening, ding,
     ding-a-ling, dingdong, dinging, dingle, donging, ear-piercing,
     ear-rending, ear-splitting, earthshaking, forte, fortissimo, full,
     jangle, jingle, jingle-jangle, jingling, knell, knelling, loud,
     loud-sounding, loudish, orotund, peal, peal ringing, pealing,
     piercing, plangent, resounding, ring, rotund, round, sonorous,
     sounding, stentoraphonic, stentorian, stentorious, thunderous,
     ting, ting-a-ling, tingle, tingling, tink, tinkle, tinkling,
     tinnitus, tintinnabular, tintinnabulary, tintinnabulous, toll,
     tolling, tonitruant, tonitruous, vibrant, window-rattling
  
  

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