Definition of clanging:
" I have had in the last four years many strange and varied experiences," continues young Churchill, " but nothing was so thrilling as this; to wait and struggle among these clanging, rending iron boxes, with the repeated explosions of the shells, the noise of the projectiles striking the cars, the hiss as they passed in the air, the grunting and puffing of the engine- poor, tortured thing, hammered by at least a dozen shells, any one of which, by penetrating the boiler, might have made an end of all- the expectation of destruction as a matter of course, the realization of powerlessness- all this for seventy minutes by the clock, with only four inches of twisted iron between danger, captivity, and shame on one side- and freedom on the other."- "Real Soldiers of Fortune", Richard Harding Davis.
- "The Silver Horde", Rex Beach.
- "Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten", Marie Corelli.