from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A chine; a crack.
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- verb Present participle of
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AVERA: Yes, that appears to be a possible component from possibly the wing chining area or possible even up in the very early part of the premodulary area, but most likely this leading triangular section of the wing, which is curved, the part here on the orbiter model that is painted black.
What with 'chining  and hoeing and ploughing and drill,
Her eyes appeared in two narrow slits, between swollen chining cushions without brows; similarly swollen and gleaming were her cheeks, nose, lips, and mouth, and she spoke with difficulty, probably having the same swelling within her mouth.