Citi and Morgan Stanley also finally announced a joint venture that would create the nation's large network of brokers, beating out even Merrill Lynch's thundering herd of brokers, which Bank of America purchased in September.
Spectrum | 16.12.2008 | 04:30
Successful "Low" Technology
Soccer referees, swimming coaches, British Gay Pride marchers and New York cops have all, at some stage or another, had one thing in common. They have all carried and used the “Acme Thunderer” – the world’s first and most popular pea whistle.
J.Hudson and Co – a small Birmingham engineering company – has been manufacturing the Thunderer since 1884, along with a wide variety of other sound–making devices. Among them …bird call whistles which simulate the sound of cuckoo, curlew, pigeon, owl and duck. Our reporter Stephen Beard went for a “whistle stop” tour of the factory.
Just in time for the holidays, a campaign for a new musical seeks to Shrek the halls with peals of laughter.
It was only after reviewing the video in her home toward the end of the interview that it seemed to dawn on Ms. Stone why her comments had caused such an uproar. “I had absolutely no intention of saying that, which I did say,” she said, “and now, looking at it on the tape, I look like a complete ding-dong.”
- 1British in singular A fierce argument or fight.‘they had a bit of a ding-dong’
- 2dated A riotous party.
- 3North American A silly or foolish person.
- The peal of a bell.
- Slang. An empty-headed person; a fool.
a noisy argument or fight:
They had a real ding-dong in the middle of the restaurant
www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=ding%20dongding-dong. A more proper way of telling someone they are a complete fucking idiot. Commonly said with a short rap on one's own head for emphasis. Used in ...
a long loud sound or series of sounds, especially of laughter or thunder:
Her suggestion was met with peals of laughter.
A loud peal of thunder woke him from restless sleep.
1 [U] the sudden loud noise which comes from the sky especially during a storm:
a clap of thunder
thunder and lightning 雷電交加
2 [S] continuous loud noise:
I couldn't hear what he was saying over the thunder of the waterfall.
1 [I] When it thunders, a loud noise comes from the sky:
The sky grew dark and it started to thunder.
2 [I + adverb or preposition] to move, making a lot of noise:
The train thundered past, shaking the whole house.
3 [I] to shout angrily:
[+ speech] "I never want to see you here again!" he thundered.
We could hear the thundering (= continuous loud noise) of the guns all night.
One who thunders; -- used especially as a translation of L. tonans, an epithet applied by the Romans to several of their gods, esp. to Jupiter.
That dreadful oath which binds the Thunderer.Pope.
the acme noun [S] LITERARY
the highest point of perfection or achievement:
To act on this world-famous stage is surely the acme of any actor's career.