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  • n. Plural form of hinge.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of hinge.


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  • • Close the book and make sure the hinges is aligned correctly, and leave under weight over night.

    Dead Bibliobull - get the wiggle out

  • On the table, which hung on hinges from the for'ard bulkhead, were pen and ink, also a battered log-book.


  • Though the immediate plans of the dark sorcerer Arunis have been thwarted, the battle for control of the Chathrand, on which the fate of empires hinges, is far from over.

    The Ruling Sea by Robert V. S. Redick: Book summary

  • The risk in presuming this is that success in the near-term hinges on a few specific products -- like Uniqlo's HeatTech thermal wear -- that might drive sales this autumn and winter.

    Not So Fast Retailing

  • Ditto supposedly solid copper hinges from the US which I'm beginning to wonder about now.

    Electronics and humidity

  • However, an immediate issue upon which the development of the peaceful use of atomic energy hinges is an international agreement providing for, at the very least, mutual accommodation with regard to nuclear fuel needs.

    Eisaku Sato - Nobel Lecture

  • The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are the two main hinges upon which the door of salvation turns.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • This is particularly worrisome because the prospect of Purdue cutting down the nets and bringing home the NCAA national title hinges on their return, along with the return of a healthy Robbie Hummel.

    The Purdue Exponent

  • Chief Bill Blair applauded the initial success of TAVIS, but pointed out that stopping the bloodshed in the long-term hinges on co-operation from those who live and work in areas police are trying to make safer.

    Toronto Sun

  • Saudi Aramco’s plans to increase oil production capacity in the medium term hinges on the maintenance and expansion of the petroleum pipeline network, export facilities, and shipping capacity.

    Energy profile of Saudi Arabia


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