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Chink

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Pronunciation : Chink
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OE. chine, AS. cine fissure, chink, fr. cinan to gape; akin to Goth. Keinan to sprout, G. keimen. Cf. Chit.]
Definition : Defn: A small cleft, rent, or fissure, of greater length than breadth; a gap or crack; as, the chinks of wall. Through one cloudless chink, in a black, stormy sky. Shines out the dewy morning star. Macaulay.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Chink
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To crack; to open.

i. [imp. & p. p. Chinked; p. pr. & vb. n. Chinking.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Chink
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. To cause to open in cracks or fissures.

2. To fill up the chinks of; as, to chink a wall.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Chink
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Of imitative origin. Cf. Jingle.]
Definition : 1. A short, sharp sound, as of metal struck with a slight degree of violence. "Chink of bell." Cowper.

2. Money; cash. [Cant] "To leave his chink to better hands." Somerville.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Chink
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To cause to make a sharp metallic sound, as coins, small pieces of metal, etc., by bringing them into collision with each other. Pope.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Chink
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To make a slight, sharp, metallic sound, as by the collision of little pieces of money, or other small sonorous bodies. Arbuthnot.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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