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Ding (A)

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A blow. To ding it in one’s ears. To repeat a subject over and over again; to teach by repetition.

To ding. To strike. (Anglo-Saxon, dencg [an], to knock, strike, beat.) Hence “ding-dong,” as “They were at it ding-dong.”        

“The butcher’s axe, like great Achillesʹ bat,

Dings deadly downe ten-thousand-thousand flat.”

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Taylor: Works (1630).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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