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please help me understand the meaning of underlined words and whole sentence:
how are we to account for this ceaseless din of hacking and gouging?
Pirates fighting, or Knights?
din: a continued loud or tumultuous sound; noisy clamor.
hacking: To cut or chop with repeated and irregular blows: hacked down the saplings.
gouging: to dig or force out with or as if with a gouge: to gouge out an eye.
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