He's a fourteen pound better horse than ding dong ever was; a handicapper would separate them that much on their form.
Waster can trim ding dong to a certainty at a mile and a quarter.
The air knows all, the wind repeats all, and the bell understands their speech, and rings it forth to the whole world—'ding dong!
Civilities and cigars exchanged: "Bon jour," "Gooten daeg:" then at it again, ding dong all down the line blazing and roaring.
Suddenly a sound of bells broke the stillness ling, lang, ding dong.
Ding—dong, ding—dong, rang the bells up above, but the noise of battle did not penetrate here.
Anywhere near alike in condition Waster was a fourteen-pound better horse than ding dong.
I see corn growin' on banana threes; I see th' gloryous heights iv ding dong that ar-re irradyatin'.
Ding—dong, ding—dong, went the bells as the captain left the church, deeply affected.
He'll make it for a mile, or a mile-and-a-quarter, 'cause ding dong could stay that distance pretty well himself.
imitative of the sound of a bell, c.1560.
Vigorous and spirited; knock-down-drag-out •Used adverbially, ''with a will,'' by 1672: A ding-dong battle is in prospect (1870+)