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clinkum-clankum

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Repeated ringing strokes.
  • Clinking; having a meaningless jingle or sound.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • As if the holy Psalmist thought of rattling rhymes in blether, like his own silly clinkum-clankum that he calls verse!

    Red Cap Tales Stolen from the Treasure Chest of the Wizard of the North

  • And yet he had seemed to hear a dumping as well as a clinkum-clankum.

    Erewhon Revisited

  • In less time than it takes to tell the tale he saw his own familiar red blanket begin to show above the broken edge of the hollow, and in another second there was a clinkum-clankum as the bundle fell upon the ground.

    Erewhon Revisited

  • Psalmist thought o 'rattling rhymes in a blether, like his ain silly clinkum-clankum things that he ca's verse.

    Rob Roy — Complete

  • Psalmist thought o 'rattling rhymes in a blether, like his ain silly clinkum-clankum things that he ca's verse.

    Rob Roy — Volume 02

  • Reason, sir, is what he canna endure — he’s a’ for your vanities and volubilities; and he ance tell’d me (puir blinded creature!) that the Psalms of David were excellent poetry! as if the holy Psalmist thought o’ rattling rhymes in a blether, like his ain silly clinkum-clankum things that he ca’s verse.

    Rob Roy

  • o 'rattling rhymes in a blether, like his ain silly clinkum-clankum things that he ca's verse.

    Rob Roy

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