gong

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v gong sound a gong
    • n gong a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument
    • n gong a percussion instrument consisting of a metal plate that is struck with a softheaded drumstick
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gong (Mach) 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.
    • n Gong A privy or jakes.
    • Gong 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 ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gong An obsolete form of gang.
    • n gong A musical instrument, of Asiatic origin, consisting of a large shallow metallic bowl, made of an alloy of copper and tin, which is struck with a stick having a stuffed leather head. The tone produced is composite, and useful only for emphasis or for an overpowering noise; and the gong has been much used as an instrument of call where a far-reaching sound is required, as in hotels and steamboats. Also called gong-gong.
    • n gong A stationary bell in the form of a shallow bowl, which is struck with a hammer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gong gong a Chinese instrument of percussion, made of a mixture of metals, and shaped into a basin-like form, flat and large, with a rim a few inches deep.
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Quotations

  • Anais Nin
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    “Electric flesh-arrows... traversing the body. A rainbow of color strikes the eyelids. A foam of music falls over the ears. It is the gong of the orgasm.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. gong, gang, a going, passage, drain. See Gang
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Malay.

Usage

In literature:

Just then the gong was sounded for dinner.
"Molly Brown's Orchard Home" by Nell Speed
I expect they'll be sounding the gong directly, for us to get ashore.
"A Jolly Fellowship" by Frank R. Stockton
When the gong sounded that night two white-robed figures stole out of Mademoiselle's room, and crept quietly along the gallery.
"Pixie O'Shaughnessy" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The gong will ring in ten minutes, so you'd better be off to your room.
"Tom and Some Other Girls" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
There's the second gong, and if we're not at table in our seats before it stops, it'll be a case of pickles!
"On Board the Esmeralda" by John Conroy Hutcheson
So he promised to do his best, and when the gong sounded, took his little book up into the bedroom with him.
"Dr. Jolliffe's Boys" by Lewis Hough
Your wet feet won't hurt, and the dinner-gong won't go for an hour yet.
"Three Boys" by George Manville Fenn
The dime museum gong clatters out its noisy warning that "the lecture" is about to begin.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
If there's anybody down there and he's heard the gong and set the switch, we'll go flying off over the dump.
"Derrick Sterling" by Kirk Monroe
The gong rang and saved him.
"Spring Street" by James H. Richardson
Finally, with a screeching of whistles and a clanging of gongs, a part of the Gridley Fire Department hauled up outside.
"The Grammar School Boys of Gridley" by H. Irving Hancock
My mother's gentle admonitions, to which I at the time paid little heed, were interrupted by the luncheon gong.
"The Story of the White-Rock Cove" by Anonymous
On the front door of the jail was a push-button that connected by a wire with a gong within the building.
"Frank Merriwell's Bravery" by Burt L. Standish
Heavens, there's the gong!
"Miss Pat at School" by Pemberton Ginther
Junkie, did you hear the gong?
"The Eagle Cliff" by R.M. Ballantyne
And when he entered the dining-room in response to the summons of the gong, she had not yet made her appearance.
"About Peggy Saville" by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
In this the strings are abetted by a tambourine, a triangle, and a gong.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
The gong rang for "lights out," and every girl was in bed and, apparently, sound asleep.
"Billie Bradley at Three Towers Hall" by Janet D. Wheeler
The Malay gong, which the Dyaks also make use of, is like the Javanese, thick with a broad rim, and very different from the gong of the Chinese.
"Borneo and the Indian Archipelago" by Frank S. Marryat
Before dawn each morning we were aroused by the beating of a loud gong which called the men to work.
"The Fulfilment of a Dream of Pastor Hsi's" by A. Mildred Cable
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In poetry:

He, well-pleased, his sceptre swingeth,
While his four sons strike the gong;
Till the sparkling water ringeth
Joy and laughter, joke and song.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
There was an Old Man with a gong,
Who bumped at it all day long;
But they called out, 'O law!
You're a horrid old bore!'
So they smashed that Old Man with a gong.
"Limerick: There was an Old Man with a Gong" by Edward Lear
The city has closed its many colored eyes
And shushed its clowns, gongs and tam-tams;
On the calm water the captain of the port
Takes the oars of a sampan and glides...
"Japan —Nagasaki" by Henry Jean-Marie Levet
Were is that lawhing and that song,
That trayling and that proude gong,
Tho havekes and tho houndes?
Al that joye is went away,
That wele is comen to weylaway,
To manye harde stoundes.
"Ubi Sunt Qui Ante Nos Fuerunt?" by Anonymous Americas
Udai Chand lay sick to death
In his hold by Gungra hill.
All night we heard the death-gongs ring
For the soul of the dying Rajpoot King,
All night beat up from the women's wing
A cry that we could not still.
"The Last Suttee" by Rudyard Kipling
The Bells and the Child.
The gongs are in the temple—the bells are in the tower;
The “tom-tom” in the jungle and the town clock tells the hour;
And all Thy feathered kind at morn have testified Thy power.
"A Fantasy of War" by Henry Lawson

In news:

The first annual Gong Show for Relay for Life was held Friday, April 27, at the Melody Theater in Leachville with a variety of acts from comedy to serious.
Publicis Blueprint scoops top gong at APA Awards.
Bolt and track losers in the sport's Gong Show.
REVIEWS Nas & Damian "Jr. Gong " Marley, 'Distant Relatives.
Cheap Trick & Gong Myong Take The Stage while Somi Preps.
Sherry Gong 's Striking Success.
In the latest reported incident of the Chinese government's crackdown on its citizens who practice Falon Gong , two women in Hebei Province were beaten, stunned on the breasts with a stun baton, and raped by police officers.
Nas and Damian 'JR Gong ' Marley.
Garth hosted an incredible session with hip hop icon Nas and Damian "JR Gong " Marley (son of Bob Marley) at Apogee Berkley Street Studio.
The philosophy that physical motion is a necessity for life is at the heart of the ancient Chinese practice of qi gong (pronounced "chi kung").
I'm gong to be on-air, LIVE, when they implode the Plaza Hotel.
Jiayu Gong, Xiliang Zhong, Cheng-Zhong Xu, "Maximizing Rewards in Wireless Networks with Energy and Timing Constraints for Periodic Data Streams," IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol 9, no.
REVIEWS Quasi , 'American Gong.
Bo Gong, Utz Westermann, Srikanth Agaram, Ramesh Jain.
Lucky Dragons Clipped Gongs Dream Island Laughing Language Marriage Records.
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In science:

The Global Oscillation Network Group (GONG) consist of six instruments deployed worldwide to provide nearly continuous and stable velocity images of the Sun.
The Quasi-Biennial Periodicity (QBP) in velocity and intensity helioseismic observations
GONG instrument is based on a Michelson interferometer called a Fourier Tachometer (Beckers & Brown, 1978).
The Quasi-Biennial Periodicity (QBP) in velocity and intensity helioseismic observations
Time series of 36 days (the so-called GONG month) are produced and the individual frequencies of the azimuthal components are determined up to ℓ = 150 over subseries of 108 days by concatenating three GONG months.
The Quasi-Biennial Periodicity (QBP) in velocity and intensity helioseismic observations
Gong (2008) has proposed non-ballistic motion of physical components and misidentification as the origin of those measurements, although the latter is not a valid explanation for the case of densely time sampled jets (e.g.,the case of NRAO 150 and OJ287, Agudo et al. 2007, 2010, 2011).
Anatomy of helical relativistic jets: The case of S5 0836+710
Gong et al. [GLR95] study the assumptions needed for the authentication mechanism in protocols for BGP that use signed messages.
A New Look at Composition of Authenticated Byzantine Generals
Gong, The perfect binary sequence of period 4 for low periodic and aperiodic autocorrelations, Sequences, subsequences, and consequences, Lecture Notes in Comput.
Advances in the merit factor problem for binary sequences
Both GONG and MDI pro jects have measured p-mode frequencies of the Sun for more than 7 years.
Solar cycle variation in GONG and MDI data: 1995-2002
In panel (a), the triangles represent the shifts calculated from non-overlapping GONG data sets while the stars represent the shifts from MDI data.
Solar cycle variation in GONG and MDI data: 1995-2002
Panel (b) shows the frequency shifts of the overlapping GONG data sets along with the scaled activity level represented by 10.7 cm radio flux (dashed line).
Solar cycle variation in GONG and MDI data: 1995-2002
Figure 1(a) shows the temporal variation of mean frequency shift for MDI and non-overlapping GONG data sets and we clearly note that there is a systematic offset between the two shifts.
Solar cycle variation in GONG and MDI data: 1995-2002
In panel (b), we show the frequency shifts calculated from the overlapping GONG data sets along with the scaled activity index represented by 10.7 cm radio flux.
Solar cycle variation in GONG and MDI data: 1995-2002
The offset between GONG and MDI data sets is quite apparent in lower frequency bands and slowly decreases for higher frequency ranges.
Solar cycle variation in GONG and MDI data: 1995-2002
Variation of the mean frequency shifts for four different frequency ranges in bins of 500 µHz for non-overlapping GONG (traingles) and MDI (star) data sets.
Solar cycle variation in GONG and MDI data: 1995-2002
As mentioned earlier, a small offset between the absolute values for GONG and MDI frequencies at lower n values corresponding to lower frequency range is clearly seen.
Solar cycle variation in GONG and MDI data: 1995-2002
Temporal variation of centroid frequency for two different values of n corresponding to same value of ℓ for GONG (triangles) and MDI (stars) data sets.
Solar cycle variation in GONG and MDI data: 1995-2002
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