• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Head-ring a palm-leaf ornament worn by Kaffir men in their hair after marriage
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. héafod, Dut. hoofd, Ger. haupt.


In literature:

In thy late ringing, thy head shall have knockes.
"The History of London" by Walter Besant
He sat with his head thrown back, blowing rings of smoke into the air and secretly congratulating himself upon his progress.
"The Scarlet Feather" by Houghton Townley
When Daoud turned his throbbing head to look at the candles, he saw hazy rings around them and rays radiating from them.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
On cold scenting days, with a ringing fox, this crowd keeps on until nearly dark, and heads many a fox.
"A New Illustrated Edition of J. S. Rarey's Art of Taming Horses" by J. S. Rarey
They stop head noises and ringing ears.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
The sound of the talk rang through Mr. Tatham's head as if all the city bells were ringing.
"The Marriage of Elinor" by Margaret Oliphant
Rings is at the head of the bells, which always ring beautifully.
"Oswald Bastable and Others" by Edith Nesbit
I went into a cheap jeweler's this afternoon and bought an inexpensive ring with a ruby no larger than a pin head.
"Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess" by Henry W. Fischer
Your ears, tingle with the feel of it: your head rings with it.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
They sat down in a ring, as before, and the big boy came close to Cho's head and lifted the stone.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
None of the rings contained the mysterious death's-head seal, or could in any way have concealed it.
"The Film of Fear" by Arnold Fredericks
A shiver ran over Edith, shaking her from head to foot as that sharp, incisive sound from the silver bell went ringing through the room.
"The Masked Bridal" by Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
The lower head or ring of arms finally becomes weak and fails to produce wood.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
His head, was ringing with the shrieks of the shrill-voiced mob.
"The Finding of Haldgren" by Charles Willard Diffin
This peculiar Vireo has a black crown and sides of head, broken by a white eye ring and loral stripe; upper parts greenish, below white.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
However, we have made some heads ring, so I waive that privilege.
"Beyond the Frontier" by Randall Parrish
His head was ringing, and he could feel that his cheek was swelling.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
Head ropes should be fastened to the ring on the head collar (nukta) under the chin.
"Notes on Stable Management in India and the Colonies" by Joshua A. Nunn
Fish that had wings and paws flew above the forest, brushing the heads of the canes with their ringed noses.
"The City Curious" by Jean de Bosschère
He would not cover up and conceal his head-ring, as did the others.
"Forging the Blades" by Bertram Mitford

In poetry:

These things I scarcely knew; to-day,
When love is lost and hope is fled,
The song you sang so long ago
Rings in my head.
"To Sylvia" by Amy Levy
'Twas Bertrand's head! With a terrible scream
The maiden gave a spring
And from her fearful hiding-place
She fell into the ring.
"Gondoline" by Henry Kirke White
"Above our heads the joy-bells ring,
Without the happy children sing,
And all God's creatures hail the morn
On which the holy Christ was born!
"The Mystic’s Christmas" by John Greenleaf Whittier
We were ten maidens by a well-head,
Small white birds in the mill-water:
Sweeter maidens never were wed,
Rings of red for the king’s daughter.
"The King's Daughter" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Reviving sleep! thy shelt'ring wing
Is o'er the couch of labour spread;
Sweet minister, unearthly thing,
That hovers round the tired one's head.
"Sleep" by John Bowring
O may the righteous, when I stray,
Smite, and reprove my wand'ring way!
Their gentle words, like ointment shed,
Shall never bruise, but cheer my head.
"Psalm 141" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Ringing in my head, bass for equalization .
That means two new songs head into the ring today on the Country Whuppin' brought to you by Cleaver's Prime Sandwiches and Salads.
The lyrics to Bob Dylan's anthem ring in my head as I sit down to muse on what's coming down the pike.
But when I think about Infinity Ring, the first thing that pops into my head is ice cream.
Major drug ring suspects headed to prison.
Bellaire head coach Jose Davis cautioned his team all week about St Clairsville's ability to ring up points in a hurry.
A Keyport man heads to prison for three years for his role in an illegal painkiller ring that operated out of Hudson County.
A Penthouse Playmate and Ed Hardy swimsuit model, accused of heading a global drug ring, was arrested in a Queensland motel after a month on the run from the DEA, media outlets are reporting.
Raphael Saadiq has more than one sound ringing in his head these days.
The year-long investigation into prostitution in Spokane came to a head on Tuesday when local and federal agencies raided eight "day spas" and "massage parlors", which police believe were front organizations for widespread prostitution rings.
Korn have officially confirmed that ex-guitarist Brian"Head" Welch will be performing with the band during their sets at the 2013 "Rock im Park" and "Rock am Ring" festivals in Germany.
I hate his pinky rings, his "look-I'm-wearing-my-glasses-behind-my-head" douchebag personality and, most of all, what he is doing to the American diner.
Two-strand Turk's Head ring , 14k, size 10.
On New Year's Eve, you can stop by the Da Vinci Science Center's family party and then head to downtown Allentown to ring in 2012.
Aaron Kromer's phone probably won't be ringing off the hook after this season when NFL teams start looking around at head-coaching candidates.

In science:

Plunging orbits would naturally lead to an enhanced probability of head-on collisions and ring galaxy formation.
The Head-on Collision between Two Gas-Rich Galaxies: Neutral Hydrogen Debris from the Centrally-smooth Ring Galaxy VIIZw466
Struck (1996b) has recently attempted to model both the hot and cold gaseous component during a head-on collision to produce the Cartwheel ring galaxy and many complicated physical processes are at work during and shortly after the penetration of the “target” galaxy by the “intruder”.
The Head-on Collision between Two Gas-Rich Galaxies: Neutral Hydrogen Debris from the Centrally-smooth Ring Galaxy VIIZw466
This strongly suggests that G2 is the intruder galaxy that collided head-on with VII Zw 466 and created the ring (Lynds & Toomre 1976).
The Head-on Collision between Two Gas-Rich Galaxies: Neutral Hydrogen Debris from the Centrally-smooth Ring Galaxy VIIZw466
Such a scenario would naturally give rise to an increased incidence of deeply penetrating orbits and might increase the probability of a head-on collision leading to the formation of a ring galaxy.
The Head-on Collision between Two Gas-Rich Galaxies: Neutral Hydrogen Debris from the Centrally-smooth Ring Galaxy VIIZw466
Two giant gaseous rings formed after nearly head-on collisions with massive companions.
What collisional debris can tell us about galaxies
This is not to say that it is entirely trivial to operate cryogenic systems for the superconducting magnets of the muon storage ring with a large pressure head from the top of the ring to the bottom.
Physics with a Millimole of Muons
CLEO-c detector, the beams do not collide head-on but with a small crossing angle of 2.5 mrad (≈ 1/7 ◦) into the ring.
Precision Measurements of the Timelike Electromagnetic Form Factors of the Pion, Kaon, and Proton