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  • n. Plural form of ring.
  • n. A gymnastics apparatus and discipline consisting of 2 rings suspended from a bar.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of ring.

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  • n. gymnastic apparatus consisting of a pair of heavy metal circles (usually covered with leather) suspended by ropes; used for gymnastic exercises


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  • Regardless of whether the name rings a bell, his contributions to E.C. Comics, Mad magazine, TV Guide, Sports Illustrated, Time magazine and movie posters—from "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" to Robert Altman's "The Long Goodbye"—are instantly recognizable as the work of one man.

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  • "The title rings a bell -- having heard it, how could one forget it?"

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  • "Aside from Barry Sanders, he's been the most steady, go-to player this organization has had in a while, and his name rings throughout the state," said tight end Tony Scheffler, who grew up rooting for the Lions in the farming community of Chelsea, Mich., 60 miles west of Detroit.

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  • There are many such ringsmiths among the privates at the front, and the severe, somewhat archaic design of their rings is a proof of the sureness of French taste; but the two we visited happened to be Paris jewellers, for whom "artisan" was really too modest a pseudonym.

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