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  • noun Plural form of clinking.


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  • Shapes of soft, bluish grey, topped like rounded roofs, unfolding out of a chink, and swaying off in a kind of run -- with little clinkings of equipment, for there were sounds, too.

    The Planet Strappers Raymond Z. Gallun 1952

  • A series of buzzings, tappings and clinkings came over the wire, with hints of far-distant unintelligible conversation.

    Juggernaut Alice Campbell

  • Hammerings and clinkings, with spurts of steam and fumes of hot oil, arose from her inside, and a figure in a striped jersey squatted on the engine-room gratings.

    Traffics and Discoveries Rudyard Kipling 1900

  • Every glass touched every glass, an operation which entailed some threescore clinkings.

    Over There War Scenes on the Western Front Arnold Bennett 1899

  • How many thousand clinkings of coin against coin in purse and pouch, how many hundred impacts of hands that long since are dust, have served to dim your once clear relief!

    The Lion's Brood Duffield Osborne 1887

  • A general turmoil broke out, glass-clinkings, cheers, handshakings; kissings, with a sob or two from the overwrought.

    Sisters Ada Cambridge 1885

  • Fortunate, indeed, did I think myself: I hastened to the door, groped in the dark to find the clinkings of the nails by which the lock was fastened, and discovered no very large piece of wood need be cut.

    The Life and Adventures of Baron Trenck, Volume 2 Friedrich Trenck 1760


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