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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of tong.


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  • Her hair was "tonged" and "three stiff white ostrich feathers ... stuck into ... her newly corrugated head."

    Coming Out

  • She turned, tonged up a long flat fragment of steel with her two left hands and clanged the stock into the furnace.

    Destiny Narrowly Avoided

  • Maggie, you silver-tonged peacemaker you - you left out the Solution We Must Not Even Consider.

    Clinton Campaign Manager To Obama Team: Help Get Michigan And Florida Counted

  • If Americans truly believe that ALL life is sacred -- not just fetuses and the brain-dead -- we need to make certain that NOT ONE MORE of our finest young men are being forced to die at the whim of the silver-tonged avaricious old liars in the White House.

    Semper Fi: The funeral production line at Quantico Virginia

  • A black, red-tonged snarler that has the most annoying meaw. it lasts and lasts like a wining Edith Bunker in "All in the Family".

    I hate cats

  • When there were no finny fish to catch, they raked for quahogs; they dug for clams; they tonged for oysters; and they scraped mussels off rocks and mud banks.

    Death on a Vineyard Beach

  • The sugar bowl was brought out and sugar tonged into the cups.

    Dead Man’s Walk

  • This afternoon, however, an unfamiliar ingot has been tonged onto the anvil of the gloom.

    Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas

  • From behind the curtains a chime tonged roundly and in one key.

    Humoresque A Laugh on Life with a Tear Behind It

  • She said presently that she, too, would like to tidy for the tea, and Imogen, taking her to her room, sat with her while she smoothed out one section of her hair and tonged the other, and while she put on a very stiff holland skirt and a blouse distressing to Imogen's sensitive taste, a crude pink blouse, irrelevantly adorned about the shoulders with a deep frill of imitation lace.

    A Fountain Sealed


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