Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of honking.

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Examples

  • He got out oblivious to the honkings and cries of protest from the drivers trying to get by him.

    The Drawing of the Three

  • To stand under the cloud of wings when five thousand wild white geese explode into the air all at once in a storm of honkings and flappings is an experience to stir the blood.

    Natives and Others

  • The wooden wheels of the poplar clock in the cabin were whirring for the striking of midnight, when their noise was overborne by the grotesque, unfamiliar honkings of an automobile horn.

    Heart of the Blue Ridge

  • He suspected a gun, and when, in involuntary obedience to the frantic honkings behind her, she let her hand drop to the gear lever, Bland turned to flee.

    The Thunder Bird

  • ` ` Na, na, my leddy: I downa take muckle siller at ance --- it's against our rule; and --- though it's maybe no civil to be repeating the like o 'that --- they say that siller's like to be scarce wi' Sir Arthur himsell, and that he's run himsell out o 'thought wi' his honkings and minings for lead and copper yonder. ''

    The Antiquary

  • Greediness, honkings to power, rectangles of money, objects, and loved ones to hoard for one’s self—these “attractions” will fade as surely as the winds of the past are no longer in present memory.

    Songs of the Arcturians

  • There wasn’t time for the relaxing of tension as the brittle atmosphere was shattered by strident honkings of a horn.

    Calder Born, Calder Bred

  • “Na, na, my leddy: I downa take muckle siller at ance — it’s against our rule; and — though it’s maybe no civil to be repeating the like o’ that — they say that siller’s like to be scarce wi’ Sir Arthur himsell, and that he’s run himsell out o’ thought wi’ his honkings and minings for lead and copper yonder.”

    The Antiquary

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