Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who moves about or dodges quickly; one who is nimble and sportive.
- n. plural An Australian contrivance much used in the bush for moving heavy logs and trunks of trees. It consists of two pairs of wheels with their axletrees joined by a long beam, under which the trunks are suspended by chains. Its structure is varied in town for moving wooden houses. Called in England a whim.
E. E. Morris, Austral English.
“Ardis Hall was a tall manor and the jinker platform, its mahogany planks still gleaming, thrust out between gables to an overhang sixty feet above the gravel drive where voynix stood like rusted upright scarabs.”
“This morning they climbed the same ladder to the same jinker platform, but this time Ada gestured him ahead, only smiling at his gentlemanly protests that she go first, the smile suggesting some vixen memory of the event he had thought had gone unnoticed by her at the time.”
“They got up into the jinker and drove through the empty streets to the hotel.”
“They came to the jinker with the grey standing in the shafts; she went to untie the reins.”
“Molly Healy, who was preparing to drive home in Father Healy's jinker, cried out:”
“The road to Cunjee was usually bare of much traffic, but on the one race day of the year an amazing number of vehicles were dotted along it, light buggies, farm wagonettes, spring carts and the universal two-wheeled jinker, all crammed with farmers and settlers and their families.”
“More than one candidate for a race appeared on the course drawing a jinker; and, being released from the shafts, was being vigorously groomed by his shirt-sleeved owner.”
“Jinker, dodger (coquette); a jinker noble; a noble goer.”
“Hello, this may be quite left field but I think King Kenny is shunting Joe Cole into the world of celebrity chefdom, a la Ramsey, by refashioning the tiny jinker as a domestic genius," says Toby Stone.”
“Second-string wing-jinker and at 5ft 5in is as short as Lennon.”
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My imaginary lexicon for future megastar and visionary Zamboni Palin.
A place for me to store my Newfoundland English, as I learn it. (Might take a while.)
Because I couldn't think of any the other day, I thought of some now.
Bilby says I should have one. Even though most of these are on my other lists (the ones that weren't, I didn't really want to list).
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