from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An evergreen shrub or small tree, Azara microphylla, of the family Flacourtiaceæ, or its hard wood. It is often cultivated as an ornamental plant and bears exceedingly fragrant small green flowers.
  • n. An ornamental shrub, Polygala thesioides, native of Chile and Bolivia, bearing blue flowers. See Polygala.


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  • And a cordiallest brief nod of chinchin dankyshin to, well, patient ringasend as prevenient (by your leave), to all such occasions, detachably replaceable (thanks too! twos intact!).

    Finnegans Wake

  • While you wait, snack on chinchin - nuggets of crunchy, sweet fried bread or the satay-style skewers of jerky-like chicken suya coated in pulverized peanuts and a cayenne-laced gingery seasoning.

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  • Thot’s never the postal cleric, checking chinchin chat with nipponnippers!

    Finnegans Wake

  • He has not, like many other modern converts, written a little book, such as "How I ceased to chinchin

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