Ringing

Ringing may mean:

  • Ringing (signal), unwanted oscillation of a signal, leading to ringing artifacts;
  • Ringing (medicine), a ringing sound in the ears;
  • Bird ringing, using numbered small metal leg rings to track birds;
  • Ringing (telephony), the sound of a telephone bell
  • Ringing, (vehicle), the illegal practice of stealing a vehicle and replacing its identification number with that of another vehicle of the same model which has been a write off.

Famous quotes containing the word ringing:

    Much have I seen and known—cities of men
    And manners, climates, councils, governments,
    Myself not least, but honored of them all—
    And drunk delight of battle with my peers,
    Far on the ringing plains of windy Troy.
    I am a part of all that I have met;
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)

    One dreadful sound could the Rover hear,
    A sound as if, with the Inchcape Bell,
    The Devil below was ringing his knell.
    Robert Southey (1774–1843)

    Love is the hardest thing in the world to write about. So simple. You’ve got to catch it through details, like the early morning sunlight hitting the gray tin of the rain spout in front of her house. The ringing of a telephone that sounds like Beethoven’s “Pastoral.” A letter scribbled on her office stationery that you carry around in your pocket because it smells of all the lilacs in Ohio.
    Billy Wilder (b. 1906)