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  • Whenever the weather was sufficiently mild, it was used as a "nooning" tree by all the men at work in the surrounding fields; but it was in haying time that it became the favorite lunching and "bangeing" place for Squire Bean's hands and those of Miss Vilda Cummins, who owned the adjoining farm.

    The Village Watch-Tower

  • Some said 'twas a great bangeing-place for the Indians, and an old chief resided there once that ruled the winds; and others said they'd always heard that once the Indians come down from up country an 'left a captive there without any bo't, an' 'twas too far to swim across to Black

    The Country of the Pointed Firs

  • Some said 't was a great bangeing-place for the Indians, and an old chief resided there once that ruled the winds; and others said they 'd always heard that once the Indians come down from up country an' left a captive there without any bo't, an ''t was too far to swim across to Black Island, so called, an' he lived there till he perished. "

    Poor Joanna

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  • Last winter she got the jay-birds to bangeing here, and I believe she'd 'a' scanted herself of her own meals to have plenty to throw out amongst 'em, if I had n't kep' watch.

    --Sarah Orne Jewett, 1886, A White Heron

    January 28, 2010