Definitions

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  • n. Breathing; smelling.
  • n. A heavy, continuous fall of rain or snow; a downpour.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Breathing; smelling.
  • n. A fall of rain or snow; a downpour.

Etymologies

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From Middle English ondyng, equivalent to onde (“to breathe, breathe on”) +‎ -ing.

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From on- +‎ ding (“to beat, strike”).

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