rung


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rung

Nautical a spoke on a ship's wheel or a handle projecting from the periphery

rung

A bar, usually round in cross section, forming the step of a ladder.
References in classic literature ?
During the panic of 1907 there was one mad hour when almost every telephone in Wall Street region was being rung up by some desperate speculator.
I might or might not confess that Raffles had rung me out of bed to this end.
He therefore applied to his bell, which he rung at least twenty times without any effect: for my landlady was in such high mirth with her company, that no clapper could be heard there but her own; and the drawer and chambermaid, who were sitting together in the kitchen (for neither durst he sit up nor she lie in bed alone), the more they heard the bell ring the more they were frightened, and as it were nailed down in their places.