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key ring

a ring, usually of metal, for holding keys.
Origin of key ring
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And with that he threw the key-ring, and our rings, with all his might, as far as he could into the deep.

    The Lady From The Sea Henrik Ibsen
  • Shall we take these keys, and this key-ring and use them faithfully?

    Quiet Talks on Power S.D. Gordon
  • Then, as though struck by a thought, Powell 104 Seaton crossed the room, drawing his key-ring from a pocket.

  • When they had gone she was seen by Harry to be working with her fingers at her key-ring.

    This Freedom A. S. M. Hutchinson
  • And with them goes a key-ring on which these keys must be strung.

    Quiet Talks on Power S.D. Gordon
  • I found it in the grass when I went back to hunt for my key-ring.

    Cloudy Jewel Grace Livingston Hill
  • The fact was, I suspect, that the key-ring was the biggest end of the business Old Barney cultivated so assiduously.

    The Battle with the Slum Jacob A. Riis.
  • Never for a moment did it release its hold upon the key-ring.

    The Devil Doctor Sax Rohmer
  • Then he takes out his key-ring, removes the latch key from it, and throws the key on to the table.

  • This key was one of several on a key-ring, and, taking it from its place, I dropped the whole bunch in my pocket.

    The Gold Bag Carolyn Wells

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