Clanking
Clank \Clank\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clanked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Clanking}.] To cause to sound with a clank; as, the prisoners clank their chains. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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