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 Ding (A).Dingley Dell. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ding-dong.
 
They went at it ding-dong. Fighting in good earnest. To ding is to beat or bruise (Saxon, dencgan); dong is a responsive word. One gives a ding and the other a dong.   1
   Din is the Anglo-Saxon dyn-van, to make a din; dinung, a dinning noise.   2
 


 Ding (A).Dingley Dell. 

 
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