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Ring, vb. (impf. and partic. rung), 1) intr. to sound: “this dismal cry --s sadly in her ear,” Ven. 889. “thy old groans r. yet in mine ancient ears,” Rom. II, 3, 74. Used especially of the sound of metal, and more especially of bells: Lucr: Rom. II, 3, 74 Pilgr. 326. Meas. IV, 2, 78. Err. IV, 2, 51. Ado V, 2, 81. H4B IV, 5, 112. H6A I, 6, 11 “(r. out).” H6B V, 1, 3. Rom. IV, 4, 4.
2) trans. to cause to sound: “r. a hunter's peal,” Tit. II, 2, 5. Tit. II, 2, 5 Especially applied to bells; absol.: “with --ing in the king's affairs upon his coronation-day,” H4B III, 2, 194. “thy friends shall r. for thee,” H4B III, 2, 194 With a superfluous it: “I'll r. it,” Shr. I, 2, 16 (punning upon wring). With an accus., denoting a) the bell set in motion: John II, 312. H6A III, 2, 16. Mcb. II, 3, 79. Mcb. II, 3, 79 V, 5, 51. Oth. II, 3, 160. b) the sound produced: “then little strength --s out the doleful knell,” Lucr. 1495. “my wether's bell --s doleful knell,” Pilgr. 272. Tp. I, 2, 402. Merch. III, 2, 70. H8 II, 1, 32. “hath rung night's yawning peal,” Mcb. III, 2, 43. c) the cause of sounding: “the Dauphin's drum, a warning bell, sings heavy music, and mine shall r. thy dire departure out,” H6A IV, 2, 41. “no mournful bell shall r. her burial,” Tit. V, 3, 197.
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