• WordNet 3.6
    • n ling elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its mouth
    • n ling American hakes
    • n ling elongated marine food fish of Greenland and northern Europe; often salted and dried
    • n ling common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere
    • n ling water chestnut whose spiny fruit has two rather than 4 prongs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ling lĭng (Zoöl) A large, marine, gadoid fish (Molva vulgaris) of Northern Europe and Greenland. It is valued as a food fish and is largely salted and dried. Called also drizzle.
    • n Ling (Bot) Heather (Calluna vulgaris).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ling A European gadoid fish, Molva molva or M. vulgaris (called by Cuvier Lota molva). It has an elongate form, a short anterior and long posterior dorsal fin, long anal fin, separate convex caudal fin, normal ventral fins, and several large teeth in the lower jaws and vomer, besides a band of small teeth in the jaws and vomer. The ling inhabits the seas of northern Europe, and attains a length of 4 feet. Great numbers of them are caught for food, and either used fresh or salted and dried for future consumption.
    • n ling An American gadoid fish, Lota maculosa, better known as the burbot, and also called lawyer and lake-lawyer.
    • n ling A chiroid fish, Ophiodon elongatus, better known as cultus-cod.
    • n ling Same as bay-cod.
    • n ling Same as conger-eel, 3.
    • n ling Common heather, Calluna vulgaris.
    • n ling The water-chestnut of China, Trapa bicornis, largely used in China for food.
    • n ling A termination having usually a diminutive or depreciative force, occurring in designations of persons, as darling, earthling, gadling, gadling, groundling, hireling, lordling, stripling, underling, worldling, etc., or of young animals, etc., as duckling, gosling, kidling, kitling, starling, firstling, nestling, yearling, etc.
    • n ling An adverbial suffix, forming adverbs from nouns, as in backling, darkling, groveling, headling, sideling, halfling, etc. It also appears with an added adverbial genitive suffix, -lings, as in backlings. In dialectal use it is often -lin, -lins. In some words it appears in the variant form -long, as in headlong, sidelong. It is not now used in the formation of new words.
    • n ling Same as beardy, 3.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ling ling a fish resembling the cod, so called from its lengthened form.
    • n Ling ling heather
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. lenge,; akin to D. leng, G. länge, Dan. lange, Sw. långa, Icel. langa,. So named from its being long,. See Long (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. lyng.


In literature:

There was one youth, the handsomest of them all, named Ting-a-ling, who had a beautiful little sweetheart called Ling-a-ting.
"Ting-a-ling" by Frank Richard Stockton
Ling Varian's five foot nine; so's Cousin Den.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
He glanced out of the corner of his eye to see what impression the man had made upon Ling Chu.
"The Daffodil Mystery" by Edgar Wallace
I'll have a lot of ling cut for beds, but I must have some help.
"Devon Boys" by George Manville Fenn
Ling'ring in the dust of time, to be brought within demand.
"The Secret of the Creation" by Howard D. Pollyen
Ka-lo-pa-ling is a strange being who lives in the northern seas.
"A Treasury of Eskimo Tales" by Clara Kern Bayliss
On the morning of the first day of school, Dorothea was suddenly awakened by a loud ting-a-ling-a-ling.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, Volume I (of 17)" by Various
S'pose me catch him, ling him neck!
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
Fong Ling, Sacramento, Cal.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 1, March, 1898" by Various
Cod, ling, or tusk deep-sea fisheries of the Shetland and Orkney islanders.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
At eight o'clock a silvery ting-a-ling was heard, and never was bell more promptly responded to.
"Caps and Capers" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
With the tip of his long, slender finger Ling Foo moved the buttons.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
He saw neither hills nor valleys, neither heather nor ling: he had no thoughts but only that of finding the Queen his cousin.
"The Fifth Queen Crowned" by Ford Madox Ford
A week after leaving Yunnan-fu we entered the valley of the Tso-ling Ho, a tributary of the Great River, and a more fertile region.
"A Wayfarer in China" by Elizabeth Kendall
The first thing done was to form a footpath of ling or heather along the proposed road, on which a man might walk without risk of sinking.
"Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson" by Samuel Smiles
Here the loud scourge and louder voice of pain, The crashing fetter, and the ratt'ling chain.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Ling Kein (Mandarin), 295, 296.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
His note was a clear cling-ling, like the ringing of a steel triangle.
"The Trail of the Goldseekers" by Hamlin Garland
The fee to the ling-shAªng who is surety, has been already mentioned.
"Village Life in China" by Arthur H. Smith
It may be convenient to summarize here the later history of Ling's system of medical gymnastics.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6" by Various

In poetry:

Yea; Lot himself could ling'ring stand,
Though vengeance was in view;
'Twas mercy plucked him by the hand,
Or he had perished too.
"Lot In Sodom" by John Newton
My Saviour, my Redeemer's gone
Before me to that sacred place.
Lord, draw thy member to thy throne,
And quicken thou my ling'ring pace!
"A Comfortable Conference Between A Pious Sick Man And His Soul, Against The Fear Of Death" by Rees Prichard
The driver, tremb'ling, soon obey'd,—
Their orders to fulfil essayed;—
The men within said, "'Tis but death—
We'll fight them while we've life and breath!"
"The Two Fugitives" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
For who to dumb Forgetfulness a prey,
This pleasing anxious being e'er resign'd,
Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day,
Nor cast one longing, ling'ring look behind?
"Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" by Thomas Gray
A tender memory ling'ring yet of when
Each bounding pulse beat faster with its joy;
A something that allured, and won, and then
With waking fled, and years may not destroy
"Mystery Of Carmel" by Madge Morris Wagner
By her dear side with what content I'd toil,
Patient of any labour in her sight;
Guide the slow plough, or turn the stubborn soil,
Till the last, ling'ring beam of doubtful light.
"Delia, An Elegy" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld

In news:

K Ling has joined Cartwright Whitman Baer PC as an associate.
Richard Howard and Mrs Joanne Howard of Hamilton, MA announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Anne Howard, to Michael Mon Chin of Peabody, MA, son of Mr Albert and Ling Chin of Peabody, MA.
Lisa Ling, and the "it" would be an honest opinion about the two-part sit-down.
Ling Nan watercolors glow at Chilmark Library.
COLUMBIA — Four and a half months of being held captive in North Korea taught journalist Laura Ling not to take her freedom for granted.
Lisa Ling Slams the Actress on Twitter.
Waiting her turn with "Mr. Ding-A- Ling " is Kyra Nowatchik.
Lisa Ling 's Most Extreme Adventures.
Oprah Show correspondent Lisa Ling will report from just about anywhere in the world to shed light on a story.
Laura Ling 's Father: 'I Worry Quite A Bit'.
Lisa Ling , like Columbus, is determined to discover America.
"Our America With Lisa Ling ," her weekly show on OWN, is flat-out the best documentary series on TV right now.
Energy-neutral home of Lisa Ling unveiled.
Mi- Ling Stone Poole retires design column.

In science:

The new scalar field ϕ′ is related to a generating Kil ling vector in the fol lowing way: G5′ 5′ = ′ 2 = ~s · ~s.
5-Dimensional Covariance and Generation of Solutions of Einstein Equations
In he has formulated and proved the following theorem: Theorem 2 (Rosly) If a 5-dimensional metric admits a space-like Kil ling vector with a constant norm, then the admissible coordinate transformation generated by this vector gives a 4dimensional vacuum solution of the Einstein-Maxwel l equations.
5-Dimensional Covariance and Generation of Solutions of Einstein Equations
We wil l use general properties like the invariance, non-degeneracy and the consistency of the Kil ling form.
Constructing r-matrices on simple Lie superalgebras
This lemma wil l be valid for any simple Lie superalgebra g with a nondegenerate Kil ling form.
Constructing r-matrices on simple Lie superalgebras
The symmetric bilinear form K (Xi , Xj ) is called the Kil ling form.
Random matrix theory and symmetric spaces
According to Cartan’s criterion, the Kil ling form is non–degenerate for a semisimple algebra.
Random matrix theory and symmetric spaces
Hammersley, A few seed lings of research, in Proc.
Toeplitz determinants, random growth and determinantal processes
Moncrief, The structure of the space of solutions of Einstein’s equations I: One Kil ling field, Ann.
Manifold structures for sets of solutions of the general relativistic constraint equations
Recall that a Kil ling Initial Data (KID) is a couple (N , Y ), defined on a spacelike hypersurface, where N is a function and Y is a vector field, such that P ∗ (Y , N ) = 0, see (5.3)-(5.4) below.
KIDs are non-generic
R6 arises here because H is symmetric), then there exists a neighborhood Op of p on which there are no local conformal Kil ling vectors.
KIDs are non-generic
The set of pseudo-Riemannian metrics on M which have no local Kil ling vector fields is of second category in the C 3 topology.
KIDs are non-generic
The set of pseudo-Riemannian metrics on M which have no local conformal Kil ling vector fields is of second category in the C 5 topology.
KIDs are non-generic
The set of metrics on Ω which have no Kil ling vectors on Ω is open in a C k ( ¯Ω) topology, k ≥ 2.
KIDs are non-generic
The set of metrics on Ω which have no conformal Kil ling vectors on Ω is open in a C k ( ¯Ω) topology, k ≥ 3.
KIDs are non-generic
For any n ≥ 3 there exists a real analytic compact simply connected Riemannian manifold (M , g) without local conformal Kil ling vectors.
KIDs are non-generic