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  • In exchange for that, and for acting as a bodyguard on occasion, he got his room, board, a few coins and some really good cindin.

    The Mad Ship

  • Later he was the boy who seemed to know more than the rest of us about things like girls and cindin and dice games.

    The Mad Ship

  • He chewed his lip, then winced as it tugged at the cindin sores.

    The Mad Ship

  • He absentmindedly ran his tongue about inside his lower lip, feeling for a piece of cindin that wasn't there.

    The Mad Ship

  • Of course, that meant that the cindin in his pocket was the last he had.

    The Mad Ship

  • He drove his body relentlessly, punishing it for its unceasing itch for cindin.

    The Mad Ship

  • In a burst of generosity that was probably due to the cindin, he gifted Finney with the truth.

    The Mad Ship

  • Rich, black, and tarry was the cindin that was sending tendrils of well-being throughout his bones.

    The Mad Ship

  • Or, she reminded herself tartly, Brashen, repeatedly feeling in the corner of his jacket pocket for the cindin that undoubtedly was there.

    The Mad Ship

  • "And how much cindin have you used today?" she suddenly demanded.

    The Mad Ship

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  • Cindin is an addictive drug that appears in Robin Hobb's Liveship Traders series, if not the rest of her books from the same world.

    It seems to be similar to chewing tobacco in use, but dulls pain and impairs judgement. It causes painful sores on the gums and the inside of the lips where it's placed.

    September 12, 2012