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gong

GONG, n. A privy or jakes.

1. An instrument made of brass, of a circular form, which the Asiatics strike with a wooden mallet.



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GONG, n. A privy or jakes.

1. An instrument made of brass, of a circular form, which the Asiatics strike with a wooden mallet.

GONG, n. [Sax. gang.]

  1. A privy or jakes. [Obs.] Chaucer.
  2. An instrument made of an alloy of copper and tin, of a circular form, which the Asiatics strike with a wooden mallet. Chalmers.

Gong
  1. A privy or jakes.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.

    Gong farmer, Gong man, a cleaner of privies. [Obs.]

  2. An instrument, first used in the East, made of an alloy of copper and tin, shaped like a disk with upturned rim, and producing, when struck, a harsh and resounding noise.

    O'er distant deserts sounds the Tartar gong. Longfellow.

  3. A flat saucerlike bell, rung by striking it with a small hammer which is connected with it by various mechanical devices; a stationary bell, used to sound calls or alarms; -- called also gong bell.

    Gong metal, an alloy (78 parts of copper, 22 of tin), from which Oriental gongs are made.

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Gong

GONG, noun A privy or jakes.

1. An instrument made of brass, of a circular form, which the Asiatics strike with a wooden mallet.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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hit

HIT, v.t. pret. and pp. hit.

1. To strike or touch, either with or without force. We hit a thing with the finger, or with the head; a cannon ball hits a mast, or a wall.

2. To strike or touch, either with or without force. We hit a thing with the finger, or with the head; a cannon ball hits a mast, or a wall.

The archers hit him. 1 Sam.31.

3. To reach; to attain to.

Birds learning tunes, and their endeavors to hit the notes right--

4. To suit; to be conformable.

--Melancholy,

Whose saintly visage is too bright

To hit the sense of human sight.

5. To strike; to touch properly; to offer the right bait.

There you hit him--that argument never fails with him.

To hit off, to strike out; to determine luckily.

1. To represent or describe exactly.

To hit out, to perform by good luck. [Little used.]

HIT, v.i. To strike; to meet or come in contact; to clash; followed by against or on.

If bodies be mere extension, how can they move and hit one against another.

Corpuscles meeting with or hitting on those bodies, become conjoined with them.

1. To meet or fall on by good luck; to succeed by accident; not to miss.

And oft it hits

Where hope is coldest, and despair most fits.

2. To strike or reach the intended point; to succeed.

And millions miss for one that hits.

To hit on or upon, to light on; to come to or fall on by chance; to meet or find, as by accident.

None of them hit upon the art.

HIT, n. A striking against; the collision of one body against another; the stroke or blow that touches any thing.

So he the famed Cilician fencer prais'd,

And at each hit with wonder seems amaz'd.

1. A chance; a casual event; as a lucky hit.

2. A lucky chance; a fortunate event.

3. A term in back-gammon. Three hits are equal to a gammon.

HIT, v.i.

1. To move by jerks, or with stops; as, in colloquial language, to hitch along.

Whoe'er offends, at some unlucky time

Slides in a verse, or hitches in a rhyme.

2. To become entangled; to be caught or hooked.

3. To hit the legs together in going, as horses. [Not used in the U. States.]

4. To hop; to spring on one leg. [Local.]

5. To move or walk.

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