American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. New England A low, one-horse box sleigh.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rude form of sleigh consisting of a box-like body placed on runners; any low box-sleigh.
- n. US, Canada A low box-like sleigh designed to be pulled by one horse.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. U.S. A kind of plain sleigh drawn by one horse; originally, a rude oblong box on runners.
- n. a one-horse sleigh consisting of a box on runners
- Shortened form of tom-pung, from the same Algonquian etymon as "toboggan". (Wiktionary)
- Short for dialectal tom-pung, from an Algonquian language of southern New England. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The town was snow-covered, too, and the frozen river, and wherever one went, the air was full of the gay jingle-jangle of countless sleighbells, while the streets were thronged with a motley collection of equipages, from the luxuriously upholstered double sleigh with its swaying robes and floating plumes, down to the shapeless home-made "pung" with its ragged, unlined buffalo skin snugly tucked in about the shawled and veiled grandma, who smilingly awaited her good man while he purchased the week's supply of groceries.”
“Note 61: CS 1601; Proto-Mashariki * - pung - "to winnow, to fan"; PNECB * - pung "to winnow, to fan, to exorcise"; e.g.,”
“I am honored to be the sole chosen 373rd-generation lineage holder of Peng Zu pronounced pung zoo, the teacher of Lao Zi.”
“Yatima a piercing whistle of pure joie de vivre pung, kong, chow”
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“She put a finger to a line and said in a voice that picked up speed without taking breath, Ong aung mung ring pang pung mang ang hauh!”
“Mr. SCOFIELD: You know, as reverse to pung-pung-kark (ph), pung-pung-pung-pung-kark (ph) which is the music of our time.”
“He was pung away, retreating into that dark world where only he could go.”
“But he pulled out a watermelon and put it on the table with a loud pung.”
“The lady tried to help me, and, after a desperate effort, the heavy pung was dragged from the water upon the frozen surface.”
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