American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The backbone or spine, especially of an animal.
- n. A cut of meat containing part of the backbone.
- n. A ridge or crest.
- n. Nautical The line of intersection between the side and bottom of a flatbottom or V-bottom boat.
- v. To cut (a carcass, for example) through the spine, as when butchering.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To split open; crack; chink; chap.
- To split; crack; burst; lay open.
- n. A crack; chink; rift; cleft; crevice; fissure.
- n. A ravine or large fissure in a cliff: a term especially common in the Isle of Wight and Hampshire, England: as, Black-gang chine.
- n. The backbone or spine: now commonly used only of an animal.
- n. A piece of the backbone of an animal, with the adjoining parts, cut for cooking.
- n. Figuratively, a ridge of land.
- To cut through the backbone or into chine-pieces.
- n. An erroneous form for chime (of a cask).
- n. A part of a ship. See chime, 2.
- Literally, colored in Chinese fashion: applied to fabrics in which the warp is dyed in different colors, so that a mottled effect is produced, or in which a double thread, formed of two smaller threads of different colors twisted together, is used to produce a similar mottled or speckled appearance. Figured chiné silks have a plain ground, but the flowers and bouquets forming the pattern have an indistinct and cloudy appearance, produced by the breaking of minute particles of color into one another.
- n. The top of a ridge.
- n. The spine of an animal.
- n. nautical a sharp angle in the cross section of a hull
- v. transitive To cut through the backbone of; to cut into chine pieces.
- v. To chamfer the ends of a stave and form the chine.
- n. Southern England a steep-sided ravine leading from the top of a cliff down to the sea
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Prov. Eng. A chink or cleft; a narrow and deep ravine.
- n. The backbone or spine of an animal; the back.
- n. A piece of the backbone of an animal, with the adjoining parts, cut for cooking. [See
- n. The edge or rim of a cask, etc., formed by the projecting ends of the staves; the chamfered end of a stave.
- v. To cut through the backbone of; to cut into chine pieces.
- v. Too chamfer the ends of a stave and form the chine..
- n. backbone of an animal
- n. cut of meat or fish including at least part of the backbone
- v. cut through the backbone of an animal
- Middle English chin ("crack, fissure, chasm"), from Old English cine, cinu (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French eschine, of Germanic origin; see skei- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The two loins together are called the chine or saddle.”
“A chine is a deep crevace (how the hell do you spell that?) caused by running water, there are many of them along this part of the coast.”
“When the boat is at rest, wakes from passing boats slap against the chines and makes a noise called chine gurgle.”
“You ask if I mind wearing that beautiful crepe de chine which is not becoming to you?”
“You ask if I mind wearing that beautiful crêpe de chine which is not becoming to you?”
“Zwear scarves are Deborah Zwetsch's original art, handpainted on silk crepe de chine which is stretched on a frame.”
“(thus running out into the sea in steep promontories) occurs -- what they would call a 'chine' in the Isle of Wight; but instead of the soft south wind stealing up the woody ravine, as it does there, the eastern breeze comes piping shrill and clear along these northern chasms, keeping the trees that venture to grow on the sides down to the mere height of scrubby brushwood.”
“The ribs in a Frenched rack of lamb are completely exposed; the blade and chine bones are removed.”
“In addition to silk crepe de chine belted jackets with peak lapels, silk/cashmere knit halter tops, pleated skirts and dresses in silk crepe de chine and doublefaced silk georgette in muted colors, there was also a silk/wool bonded silk satin shirt paired with matching skirt and rubber-soled , double-strap sandals made with clear vinyl.”
“Saying this is in the national interest because some chine tile is scratched and invoking paranoia that is completely unfounded about another accident makes me question your judgement and what your true objectives really are.”
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