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ringer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ringer (horseshoes) the successful throw of a horseshoe or quoit so as to encircle a stake or peg
    • n ringer a contestant entered in a competition under false pretenses
    • n ringer a person who is almost identical to another
    • n ringer a person who rings church bells (as for summoning the congregation)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ringer (Mining) A crowbar.
    • n Ringer (Horse Racing) A horse that is not entitled to take part in a race, but is fraudulently got into it.
    • Ringer One who, or that which, rings; especially, one who rings chimes on bells.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ringer In quoits, a throw by which the quoit is cast so as to encircle the pin.
    • n ringer One who rings; specifically, a bell-ringer.
    • n ringer Any apparatus for ringing chimes, or a bell of any kind.
    • n ringer In mining, a crowbar.
    • n ringer In athletics, one who competes in some way under deception, concealing his identity, ability, or standing.
    • n ringer In racing, a horse entered in a race with intent to deceive.
    • n ringer In sheep-shearing, one who rings or tops the score. See ring.
    • n ringer In general, one who excels others, as if able to run rings around his competitors and still keep ahead. See ring.
    • n ringer A supplementary enthusiastic cheer.
    • n ringer In telephony, an electric call-ben.
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Usage

In literature:

To suit t' ringers, ye mean!
"We and the World, Part I" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Am I a clockmaker or a bell-ringer?
"The Poor Plutocrats" by Maurus Jókai
Even now, in some old cities, the ringers form a guild and mystery.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III." by John Symonds
Even now, in some old cities, the ringers form a guild and mystery.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
The 'Medici books' were catalogued by a humble bell-ringer, who lived to be a chief figure in the literary world.
"The Great Book-Collectors" by Charles Isaac Elton and Mary Augusta Elton
At last, as his brain would not work to help him, he began to try with his ringers, feeling for the information he somehow seemed to crave.
"Cormorant Crag" by George Manville Fenn
Be careful and don't burn your ringers.
"Fitz the Filibuster" by George Manville Fenn
Mr Ringer joined us, though evidently considering our occupation a very dangerous one.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
After these came Studioso and Philonices, both pleading the case, one upon his ringers and the other with both his hands.
"Christmas: Its Origin and Associations" by William Francis Dawson
When service was over the ringers met by previous arrangement, and startled Heydon Hay with a peal.
"Aunt Rachel" by David Christie Murray
It'd be a dollar like they run through the ringer down in Mexico.
"Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War" by Finley Peter Dunne
The ringers had left the tower, the little town had resumed its business.
"The Nebuly Coat" by John Meade Falkner
Ringer is the Anglo-Saxon hring-gar (the mailed warrior).
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
The clearance hence, in 1730, of a ringers gallery has been already mentioned.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Rochester" by G. H. Palmer
Let them study the words "ringer" (474), "linger" (5774), and "ginger" (6264).
"Assimilative Memory" by Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
Meantime the ringer was heralded.
"The Chautauqua Girls At Home" by Pansy, AKA Isabella M. Alden
But no welcome clicking rewarded the expectant ringer.
"The Life of the Party" by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
In the record the ages of the ringers are carefully given.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
Besides the ringers may be there, and have forgotten to shut the door.
"A Budget of Christmas Tales by Charles Dickens and Others" by Various
That chap was a ringer.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
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In poetry:

There are sounds like startled footfalls
In the distant chambers now,
And the touching of airy ringers
Is busy on hand and brow.
"Psychaura" by Henry Howard Brownell
Alas for the beautiful guesses
That live in a poet's rhyme—
'Tis only the bell of the factory
Tolling its woe sublime;
And the wind is the ghostly ringer,
Ringing the midnight chime.
"The Midnight Chime" by Emma Alice Browne
CHORUS
For the boss is getting rusty, and the ringer's caving in,
For his bandaged wrist is aching with the pain,
And the second man, I fear, will make it hot for him,
Unless we have another fall of rain.
"Another Fall of Rain" by Anonymous Oceania
I’m one of the has-beens, a shearer I mean;
I once was a ringer and used to shear clean;
I could make the wool roll off like the soil from the plough,
But you may not believe me, because I can’t do it now.
"One of the Has-beens" by Anonymous Oceania
So Willy and I were wedded: I wore a lilac gown;
And the ringers rang with a will, and he gave the ringers a crown.
But the first that ever I bare was dead before he was born,
Shadow and shine is life, little Annie, flower and thorn.
"The Grandmother" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
So Willie and I were wedded, though clearly against the law,
And the ringers rang with a will, and Willie's gloves were straw;
But the first that ever I bear was dead before it was born--
For Willie I cannot weep, life is flower and thorn.
"An Attempt To Remember The "Grandmother's Apology"" by Horace Smith

In news:

For a number of years I have contemplated serving as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army at one of its sites.
Montgomery area elected officials bell ringers for a day.
Is 'Lying Game' a ' Ringer ' ringer .
How does Ringer 's start compare to some of the top backs in recent history.
Betty Ringer will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sunday.
Bar- Ringer Wednesday night league.
Sarah Michelle Gellar is bringing double the trouble in her new CW series Ringer .
The CW has a new show premiering called " Ringer " which apparently has Sarah Michelle Gellar playing herself and her twin.
Sarah Michelle Gellar is going to be playing the lead role in the pilot for an "edgy thriller" called Ringer, ordered by CBS.
FOR SALE - Ringer washer-maytag 319-646-2090.
Desmond Ringers (Eagles Landing High School, McDonough, Ga).
Power forward Desmond Ringer (6-9 260) of McDonough, GA has committed to play basketball for Frank Martin at South Carolina, choosing the Gamecocks over Vanderbilt, Auburn and Stanford.
Ringer is the first commitment for the 2013 class.
Items tagged with Noah Ringer .
Tennessee running back Javon Ringer has an infection in his left elbow that ballooned up before the Titans' season opener with the New England Patriots.
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In science:

Yeung, “Information Theory and Network Coding,” Sp ringer 2008.
On Random Linear Network Coding for Butterfly Network
Activate a ringer to help the owner find the device.
A Tiered Security System for Mobile Devices
Electron ics and Telecommun icat ions, 56, 3( 2010) . The PIN D iode Circu it Des igner's Handbook, M icros emi-Watertown, 1998. [ 29 ] A i-Qun Liu, RF M EM S Sw itches and In teg rated Switch ing Circu its, Sp ringer, 2010. [ 30 ] A . Fathy, A .
Development for Hardware for Programming of Spatial Magnetic Field Distributions in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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