whang

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v whang attack forcefully "whang away at the school reform plan"
    • v whang propel or hit with force "whang the ball"
    • v whang beat with force
    • n whang the act of hitting vigorously "he gave the table a whack"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Whang A blow; whack.
    • Whang A large piece or slice; chunk.
    • n Whang A leather thong.
    • Whang Formerly, a house-cleaning party.
    • Whang To beat; thrash; bang; also, to throw, hurl, or fling about, violently.
    • Whang To slice, esp. in large pieces; to chop.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n whang A thong, especially a leathern thong.
    • n whang A tough leather, such as is used for thongs, belt-lacing, etc. It is usually made of calf's hide, but sometimes of eelskin or the hide of a dog, woodchuck, racoon, etc.
    • whang To beat or bang; thwack; whack; flog; also, to throw with violence.
    • whang To cut in large slices or strips; slice.
    • whang To make or give out a banging noise.
    • n whang A blow or thwack; a whack; a beating or banging; a bang
    • n whang A cut; a piece; a slice; a chunk.
    • n whang Formerly, in Maine and some other parts of New England, a house-cleaning party; a gathering of neighbors to aid one of their number in cleaning house.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Whang hwang a leathern thong.
    • v.t Whang hwang to flog:
    • n Whang a blow, bang: a large slice
    • v.t Whang hwang (Scot.) to cut in great slices
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Thong
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. a variant of whack.

Usage

In literature:

Bang-whang-whang, goes the drum, tootle-k-tootle the fife; No keeping one's haunches still: it's the greatest pleasure in life.
"The Home Book of Verse, Vol. 4 (of 4)" by Various
You will like to welcome Whang Lo and Fun See, I'm sure.
"Eight Cousins" by Louisa M. Alcott
It's short and goes right to the point; and it's got a business whang to it that's almost American.
"The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I'd like to have whanged him!
"What Answer?" by Anna E. Dickinson
SECOND INNING: Scanlon yelled to Bodie to to whang out a double.
"Love Conquers All" by Robert C. Benchley
But how did this hyur whang kum cuf?
"The Rifle Rangers" by Captain Mayne Reid
There was a great deal of clanging and whanging and scuffling, it seemed to the poor, overwrought girl.
"A Little Norsk; Or, Ol' Pap's Flaxen" by Hamlin Garland
Only question is how much slower the rattler's whang strap'll shorten up than your lines.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
Whang, whang, whang; the battery alongside began again, sending out the light.
"One Man's Initiation--1917" by John Dos Passos
The words, "Goes off with a whang," reminded Sunny Boy of something, though.
"Sunny Boy in the Country" by Ramy Allison White
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In poetry:

"Whang fun li,
Tang hua ki,
Hong Kong do ra me!
Ah sin lo,
Pan to fo,
Tsing up chin leute!"
"Chingery Wangery Chan" by Louisa May Alcott
His Bible had he in his pouch,
O' scones an' cheese a guidly whang;
An' staff in haun', he's aff to see
The godly wark at auld Cam'slang.
"Gran'Faither At Cam'slang" by Janet Hamilton
But aye I wi' my heuk will whang
The thistles, if in prickles strang
Your bonnie milk-white hands they wrang,
When we gang to the shearing.
"When Autumn Comes" by Robert Hogg
He stood aside on the golden street,
There were heavy spurs on his booted feet,
His bat wing chaps were laced with whang,
But he listened and looked while the angels sang.
He noticed he was the only one
With a broad brimmed hat and a big six gun.
"The Cow Boy's Dream" by Bruce Kiskaddon
Out on the margin of Moonshine Land,
Tickle me, Love, in these Lonesome Ribs!
Out where the Whing-Whang loves to stand,
Writing his name with his tail in the sand,
And swiping it out with his oogerish hand;
Tickle me, Love, in these Lonesome Ribs!
"The Lugubrious Whing-Whang" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Sisters and Snobswap founders Emily Dang and Elise Whang.
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In science:

Fast and slow modes are believed to be more strongly attenuated by collisional damping processes than Alfv ´en waves before they reach the corona (e.g., Osterbrock 1961; Whang 1997).
Coronal Heating versus Solar Wind Acceleration
Whang, Inhomogeneity-Induced Cosmic Acceleration in a Dust Universe, Class.
Backreaction and the Covariant Formalism of General Relativity
Acknowledgments. I thank an Associated Editor and a referee for their comments. I am grateful to Yoon-Jae Whang and Guido Kuersteiner who gave me valuable advice at the initial stage of this research.
Testing conditional independence via Rosenblatt transforms
This testing problem has been studied in Yatchew (1992), Whang and Andrews (1993) and Rodr´ıguez-P´oo, Sperlich and Vieu (2009), among others.
A goodness-of-fit test for parametric and semi-parametric models in multiresponse regression
We thank Oliver Linton, Sokbae Lee, YoonJae Whang, Chungmin Kuan, Hidehiko Ichimura and Joon Park for helpful comments.
Testing Multiple Inequality Hypotheses : A Smoothed Indicator Approach
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