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ri nger

  • n  a person who rings church bells (as for summoning the congregation)
  • n  a person who is almost identical to another
  • n  a contestant entered in a competition under false pretenses
  • n  (horseshoes) the successful throw of a horseshoe or quoit so as to encircle a stake or peg

  • With his belly hiding his belt, with his red suspenders and white beard, Glen Parshall is a dead ringer for Santa Claus, except for the snub-nosed pistol he keeps tucked in his .
  • A donation is made into a Salvation Army bell ringer's red Holiday donation kettle.
  • Carmack, their programming ringer, was a 23-year-old who had spent a year in juvie and completed exactly two semesters at the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
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  • David Wells in Forbes
    He's gotten the better of me quite a bit,Wells said. "It's nice to put him through the ringer instead of me."
  • Tony Stewart in SportingNews.com
    There hasn't been a road course ringer to win a race yet,Stewart said. "You still have to beat the same guys that have been winning, and all you have to do is look at the stats, and the stats will tell you who you have to beat there."
  • Bill Clinton in Forbes
    See all the press people back there? They put me through the ringer this morning, and everything I said is about to pale in comparison to what I'm now going to say,Bill Clinton said.

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