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  • verb Present participle of cinch.


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  • I climbed up behind him, shaking slightly, both at the idea of what was to come, and the idea of cinching my arms tight around him.


  • I went quietly back to the river-bed, and found that most of the fellows had dismounted and were "cinching" up their saddles.

    Adventures in Many Lands

  • It took a week of persistent "cinching" to get Devers and his troop to understand that they were no longer an independent body, but must serve under the orders of a colonel or major.

    Under Fire

  • Casting off their superfluous furs and blankets, and with a final cinching of belts, they came to attention.


  • "Just for that you get an extra cinching," he informed me.

    Chapter 10

  • She tightened his club sweater around her, cinching the belt with her free hand.


  • Pulling the raincoat tighter and cinching the belt, the figure thrust hard fists into the pockets and headed for the street.

    Archive 2010-04-01

  • "Women with small tummies can rejoice in the cinching power of a well-made, tailored high-waisted pant, as they can suppress a small bulge," says Lloyd Boston, author of "The Style Checklist: The Ultimate Wardrobe Essentials for You," published in September.

    In Stores Now: High-Waisted Pants, the Sequel

  • As the weight came off, I just kept buying smaller belts, and cinching them up.

    Tyler finally gets new pants

  • As the weight came off, I just kept buying smaller belts, and cinching them up.

    Archive 2009-09-13


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