Sean Hoare, a former News of the World business reporter, says “pinging” cost $500 a pop.
The pinging detector towed by the Ocean Shield is really the last best hope of pulling this off.
They went on with their spading in the fields, while shrapnel was pinging.
The pinging of the gnats hovering over and among the sedges made an incessant murmur through the warm, sultry air.
Our dreams of home were interrupted by the "pinging" of bullets, and the more distressing sounds of missiles of larger caliber.
The pinging ceased sharply: the drumming continued; and I looked up to see the mess sergeant standing over me, at attention.
Though bullets were kicking up spurts of dust in the road or ping- pinging against the steel turret he would not be hurried.
I knew she was pinging his Whuffie and I caught her look of surprised disapproval.
to get someone's attention with a sharp sound or other form of communication
1835, imitative of the sound of a bullet striking something sharply. Meaning "short, high-pitched electronic pulse" is attested from 1943. As a verb from 1855; in computer sense is from at least 1981. Related: Pinged; pinging.
To get someone's attention with a sharp sound or other form of communication: ping my accountant with April 15 getting close