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Ring

A place on an exchange assigned for the trading of certain commodities, futures, or options. It is also called a pit or a trading pit.

ring

See pit.
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Remove the spring pin or cotter pin, whichever is installed in the bolt holding the ring on the recovery lug.
Of course the end of Saddam Hussein and his family would have taken a long, bloody time but it was possible to forsee that the Iraqi people may have been able to free themselves, particularly with international forces 'holding the ring.' Ten years on the invasion of Iraq has undermined respect for the office of Prime Minister, the devastating impact of death and appalling injury from Iraq and also the wholly justified action in Afghanistan has removed any appetite for engaging troops in further middle east wars and massive cuts to defence expenditure have in any case reduced our capacity to intervene.
Don't miss the chance to pose with Gollum's statue, holding the ring!
Apparently he was going to be fired out of a cannon that projected rose petals for up to a 50 mile radius into the air dressed as cupid, holding the ring in his teeth.