rumble


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rumble

1. in. to fight. The gangs are rumbling over on Fourth Street.
2. n. a fight; a street fight; a gang fight. My brother was hurt in a gang rumble.
References in classic literature ?
These railroads--could but the whistle be made musical, and the rumble and the jar got rid of--are positively the greatest blessing that the ages have wrought out for us.
The great panther leaped as a kitten leaps at a dead leaf whirling overhead, struck left and right into the empty air, that sang under the strokes, landed noiselessly, and leaped again and again, while the half purr, half growl gathered head as steam rumbles in a boiler.
And a rumble quickly grew to an earth-shaking blast of thunder.
Edgar Caswall, who was now wholly obsessed by the kite and all belonging to it, found a distinct resemblance between that intermittent rumble and the snake-charming music produced by the pigeons flying through the dry reeds.
And a new sound mingled with it, a deep, muttered rumble, musical and yet menacing, rising and falling like the low, constant murmur of the sea.
Before they had gone far they heard a low rumble, as of the growling of many wild animals.
The carriage is stopped, the affectionate man alights from the rumble, opens the door, and lets down the steps, obedient to an impatient motion of my Lady's hand.
The fire now filled the entire waist of the vessel, and the noise of it was as the rumble and roar of a volcano.
for theatres and newspapers, and the rumble of omnibuses on the cobbled pavements?
The Zeppelin was flying very high at the time, and far below he saw the water in the gorge marbled with froth and then away to the west the great crescent of the Canadian Fall shining, flickering and foaming in the level sunlight and sending up a deep, incessant thudding rumble to the sky.
Amid the general rumble, the groans and voices of the wounded were more distinctly heard than any other sound in the darkness of the night.
In another moment the rumble of the war-drums rose from the village, calling in the hunters from the forest and the tillers from the fields.
Ajor, having less knowledge of the effectiveness of firearms than I, and therefore greater confidence in them, entreated me to shoot the beast; but I knew that the chance that I could stop it with a single shot was most remote, while that I should but infuriate it was real and present; and so I waited for what seemed an eternity, watching those devilish points of fire glaring balefully at us, and listening to the ever-increasing volume of those seismic growls which seemed to rumble upward from the bowels of the earth, shaking the very cliffs beneath which we cowered, until at last I saw that the brute was again approaching the aperture.
When the rumble of wheels over the pond bridge told that people were going home from church Davy knew they must go.
Wingrave heard the gate close after them--he heard the rumble of the cart in the road growing fainter and fainter.