Later on, the first time that he caught hold, mechanically, of the ropes to the towers, and hung suspended from them, and set the bell to clanging
, it produced upon his adopted father, Claude, the effect of a child whose tongue is unloosed and who begins to speak.
Faintly, through the midday silence he could hear the clanging
of copper instruments and the weird mourning cry of the defeated natives.
It could not be true that his knees were sinking beneath the weight of his body, that the clanging
of iron hammers was really smiting the drums of his ears, that the purple of the room was growing red, and that his veins wee strained to bursting!
The streets were crowded with perils--waggons, carts, automobiles; great, straining horses pulling huge trucks; and monstrous cable and electric ears hooting and clanging
through the midst, screeching their insistent menace after the manner of the lynxes he had known in the northern woods.
The Christchurch townsfolk stood huddled about the Bridge of Avon, the women pulling tight their shawls and the men swathing themselves in their gaberdines, while down the winding path from the castle came the van of the little army, their feet clanging
on the hard, frozen road.
chief mixes his strokes with chief, and man with man; steel clanging
sounds on steel.