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  • v. Present participle of chin.


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  • It was also found that, outside of weight-lifting and inordinate "chinning" and apparent great strength on the parallel bars, these men were not so valuable as the lesser muscled but more supple candidates.

    Keeping Fit All the Way

  • I find this incident in my notes (I suppose from "chinning" in hospital with some sick or wounded soldier who knew of it):

    November Boughs ; from Complete Poetry and Collected Prose

  • "An 'I reckon that new-comer you've ben chinning with could explain if HE had a mind to."


  • Two years later, the former Bolton bouncer and third Mitchell brother Stig Tofting was sacked by his Danish club AGF for alledgedly chinning four of his team-mates.

    The Knowledge | Who were the first team to use a Christmas tree formation? | John Ashdown

  • "Oh, and if you happen to be chinning with Jake, give him a friendly howdy from me and mention that he still owes me two hundred clams for some confidential news I passed along to him way last --"

    Kahen no Ame

  • I hope it is from chinning and not from a tooth problem.

    Archive 2009-05-07

  • Back home, I got some exercise setting up the chinning bar.

    November 24th, 2007

  • Bought a chinning bar, which I hadn't been looking for.

    November 24th, 2007

  • Yeah, if you can hang from a chinning bar for five minutes, there is nothing to keep you from hanging there for 40 days.

    Rush and "O"

  • * And while there were no glasses to clink, the clatter of our voices echoed through the farmhouse, filling in the empty spaces with a warm, chin-chinning conviviality.

    French Word-A-Day:


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