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make the welkin ring

To make a very loud, reverberating sound or noise. ("Welkin" is an archaic or literary word for the skies or the heavens, only used in contemporary English as a part of this phrase.) The candidate's speech was drowned out as the crowd made the welkin ring with their cheers. Participants of the town hall meeting made the welkin ring with their protestations.
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make the welkin ring

make a very loud sound.
Welkin is a poetic term for ‘the sky or heaven’, which is now found only in literary contexts and in this expression.
See also: make, ring
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Kaleem hammered the Welkin bowlers taking just 39 deliveries to bring up his 86.
Johnny Kong, CEO of Welkin , a Hong Kong-based private equity firm, adds, "Welkin is proud to make Huy Vietnam its first China-plus investment.
or run / Quickly to the green earth's end," where "the bow'd welkin [or sky] slow doth bend" to earth, and from this horizon one can ascend into the paradisiacal heavens.
made the welkin American 22 July 1848 (26 words) ring.
ETHENWALD Then as your Grace did giue to me in charge, I have dischargde my dutie euery way, And communed with the maid you so commend: For when the Sun, rich Father of the day, Eie of the world, King of the spangled vale, Had run the circuit of the Horizon, And that Artofelex, the nights bright star, Had brought fair Luna from the purpled mayne, Where she was dallying with her wanton loue, To lend her light to wearie traueilers, Then twas my chance to arriue at Osricks house: But being late, I could not then vnfolde The message that your Grace had giuen in charge: But in the morne Aurora did appeare, At sight of whom the Welkin straight did cleare.
In our Internet Age, with emails and other information constantly whistling across the welkin, a company may have its data residing on servers in multiple countries or even continents.
But for those weaned on Welkin and co's battle to save the country of Gallia from invading forces, it's a disappointment.
welkin I'm hoping the fairytale isn't over yet for Overdose.
Every soldier was in tip top spirits, and they made the welkin ring with their union of strong voices raised in song and revelry.
Or perhaps it is simply, as Hobson puts it, that Montherlant "tries too hard to make the welkin ring" (171).
Lucifer has captured a Bulgarian monk named Michael from his mountain retreat and taken him aloft in his flying machine so as to demonstrate that the heavens are but a void and that the welkin rings empty of any divinity: "This mere space, this mere quantity, terrifies a man more than tigers or a terrible plague.
The other seven city pubs which are to reduce their prices are Thomas Frost, in Walton Road; The Welkin, in Whitechapel; The Richard John Blackler, in Great Charlotte Street; The Picturedrome, in Kensington; The Lime Kiln, in Fleet Street; The Fall Well, in St John's Way; and The Navigator, in Queen's Drive, Stoneycroft.
David Ottley, of Telford and Welkin Council, wrote saying: "Our town park staff approach adults are not associated with any children and request the reason for them being there.
How they will make the welkin ring when, unable to discredit his [her] presentation of truth, they find the Achilles' heel in his [her] character
The welkin rings; men, dogs, hills, rocks, and woods In the full concert join.