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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HINGE

A hinge creaked, but it was no louder than the rustle of silk against silk.

Because there was nothing else to do, Grant unscrewed his helmet and let it fall back on its hinge.

If any part of the frame cracked, if the hinge creaked, I was a lost man!

The other hinge still held, but it was bending with each mighty blow.

The prison was still as the grave; not a step could I hear; not a bolt nor a hinge creaked.

Pinching your finger in the crack of a door on the hinge side.

The whole burrow as well as the door are lined with silk, which also forms the hinge.

I turned into the deeper recesses of the wood, and Hinge followed me.

Brunow came on deck, and Hinge got together our simple baggage.

I despatched that letter by Hinge, with instructions to await an answer.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "the axis of the earth;" late 14c. as "movable joint of a gate or door," not found in Old English, cognate with Middle Dutch henghe "hook, handle," Middle Low German henge "hinge," from Proto-Germanic *hanhan (transitive), *hangen (intransitive), from PIE *konk- "to hang" (see hang (v.)). The notion is the thing from which a door hangs.

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