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Bells heard in battle? (4-4)

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(Other definitions for ding-dong that I've seen before include "Fierce argument (colloq.)", "Fight (with hammer and tongs?)", "Sound of bell or slang argument", "Violent exchange - sound of a bell", "Sound of a clapper bell".)