The ring

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The body of sporting men who bet on horse races
The prize ring.

See also: Ring, Ring

References in classic literature ?
Only no one knew where the ring was hidden, nor was there any sorcerer or learned man to be found who would be able to explain the inscription.
At last a young man, with a good heart and plenty of courage, set out to search for the ring.
And he returned D'Artagnan the ring without, however, ceasing to look at it.
D'Artagnan took off the ring, giving it again to Athos.
So Sir Richard got down from his horse and went with the others to the bench raised beside the ring.
Now there had been great doings that morning, for a certain yeoman named Egbert, who came from Stoke over in Staffordshire, had thrown with ease all those that came against him; but a man of Denby, well known through all the countryside as William of the Scar, had been biding his time with the Stoke man; so, when Egbert had thrown everyone else, stout William leaped into the ring.
Now the shepherds met together, according to custom, that they might send their monthly report about the flocks to the king; into their assembly he came having the ring on his finger, and as he was sitting among them he chanced to turn the collet of the ring inside his hand, when instantly he became invisible to the rest of the company and they began to speak of him as if he were no longer present.
The bull is killed many times in the bull-fight, and the bull does not come into the the ring out of desire.
On thinking the matter over, it must have occurred to him that it was possible that he had lost the ring in the road after leaving the house.
When I said 'appears' I meant that it was conceivable that he had himself taken off the ring.
That a man bets ten dollars at the ring side that I win against six dollars another man is betting that I lose.
At last, having duly performed the ceremony, having signed the rings with the cross, the priest handed Kitty the big ring, and Levin the little one.