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Grant it but a chink or keyhole, and it shot in like a white-hot arrow.

A slice of light through the chink stood across the passage.

I went up to the window and looked in through a chink in the shutter.

"That seems handsome," said I, reconnoitring through the chink.

"Aissa," he said, pleadingly, pressing his lips to a chink between the stakes.

The one chink in this shrewd fellow's armor was his snobbery.

I went up to the top, and through a chink I saw Madelaine, Mdlle.

"Ay, there's the Chink," assented Ricardo rather absentmindedly.

If I said nothing for a while, it was because I was meditating over the Chink, sir.

Is it likely that he would have trusted a Chink with enough knowledge to make it possible?

WORD ORIGIN

"a split, crack," 1530s, with parasitic -k + Middle English chine (and replacing this word) "fissure, narrow valley," from Old English cinu, cine "fissure," related to cinan "to crack, split, gape," common Germanic (cf. Old Saxon and Old High German kinan, Gothic uskeinan, German keimen "to germinate;" Middle Dutch kene, Old Saxon kin, German Keim "germ;" ), from PIE root *geie- "to sprout, split open." The connection being in the notion of bursting open.

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