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chink
 n.  gap or crack; short, sharp sound; money; cash
Classic Sentence: (27 in 2 pages)
1  Always I hear corrupt murmurs; the chink of gold and metal.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
2  Nothing was heard but the chump of jaws and the chink of glasses.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
3  They each looked through a chink in the boards.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI
4  Amid the soft juicy vegetation of the hollow in which they sat, the motionless and the uninhabited solitude, intruded the chink of guineas, the rattle of dice, the exclamations of the reckless players.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 8 A New Force Disturbs the Current
5  Securing one, he returned to the window, and holding the moth to the chink, opened his hand.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 4 Rough Coercion Is Employed
6  Then it was withdrawn as suddenly as it appeared, and all was dark again save the single lurid spark which marked a chink between the stones.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
7  Accordingly he peeped through the chink of the door whence her head had recently protruded, and, on seeing her seated at a tea table, entered and greeted her with a cheerful, kindly smile.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER III
8  In short, he did all that a man is apt to do when he is not only alone, but also certain that he is handsome and that no one is regarding him through a chink.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII
9  He now hit upon a half-open door, through a chink of which a faint light shone.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
10  In one of these was a small and almost imperceptible chink through which the eye could just penetrate.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 11
11  Tom and Huck rose up, weak but vastly relieved, and stared after them through the chinks between the logs of the house.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
12  There was an old horse-blanket nailed against the logs at the far end of the cabin behind the table, to keep the wind from blowing through the chinks and putting the candle out.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI.
13  But the eye of love had already seen, even through the narrow chinks of the wooden palisades, the movement of the white robe, and observed the fluttering of the blue sash.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 51. Pyramus and Thisbe.
14  If the green and yellow growth of weed in the chinks of the old wall had been the most precious flowers that ever blew, it could not have been more cherished in my remembrance.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXIX
15  I think it was over the kitchen, because a warm greasy smell appeared to come up through the chinks in the floor, and there was a flabby perspiration on the walls.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17. SOMEBODY TURNS UP
Example Sentence:
1  He watched them secretly, through a chink in the wall.
2  I peered through a chink in the curtains and saw them all inside.
3  Through a chink she could see a bit of blue sky.
4  There was an old horse blanket nailed against the logs at the far end of the cabin behind the table, to keep the wind from blowing through the chinks and putting the candle out.