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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of chain.
  • adj. bound with chains
  • adj. (of data items) linked in a chain

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. bound with chains.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. bound with chains


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  • The new index, which is known as the "chained consumer price index" CCPI, typically shows a rate of inflation 0.3 percentage points less than the CPI currently used to adjust benefits.

    Dean Baker: Cutting Social Security by Stealth

  • The preferred replacement is called the "chained" consumer price index.

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  • I find the term "workaholic" to be distasteful, because it reminds me of the harried-looking lawyers I recall chained to their desks through nights and weekends during my lawyer days years ago.

    Rachel Sklar: Am I A Workaholic? Yes, But I Prefer 'Workahol-ish'

  • "Not that I ever shall wish, but to know that I am not chained, that is the wonderful thing."

    Ronicky Doone

  • In the allegory of the cave (Republic, VII, 514 d) a race of men are described as chained in a fixed position in a cavern, able to look only at the wall in front of them.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • There was a huge sideboard, for which Kate had brought down from Boston Miss Brandon's own silver which had stood there for so many years, and looked so much more at home and in place than any other possibly could have looked, and Kate also found in the closet the three great decanters with silver labels chained round their necks, which had always been the companions of the tea-service in her aunt's lifetime.

    Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches

  • HashMap to quickly find object pairs by their key is called a chained hash table.


  • [333] author of the Chronicon Paschale supposes, that Andromeda, whom the poets describe as chained to a rock, and exposed to a sea-monster, was in reality confined in a temple of Neptune, a Petra of another sort.

    A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)

  • An agunah is a woman "chained" to a husband who is either unwilling or unable to grant her a Jewish divorce.

    International Coalition for Agunah Rights (ICAR).


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  • Or bear. *cursing*

    P.S. jennarenn--"Let's Talk About Old Stuff industry"?! HA HA HA HA!!!

    February 7, 2008

  • History waits for no man. Or woman.

    February 5, 2008

  • Oh, you would have the inside scoop. Poor c_b. (Really? In January???)

    February 5, 2008

  • C_b, last I heard, was working her butt off. :-(

    February 4, 2008

  • January is a slow time in the Let's Talk About Old Stuff industry. I'm betting that c_b is on vacation.

    February 4, 2008

  • Chained_bear is still missing! Is she chained to her desk? How can we bear it? (See Free Associations).

    February 4, 2008