Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The chaffinch, Fringilla cœlebs.
  • noun The primrose, Primula veris; also, the lady's-smock, Cardamine pratensis (also bog-spinks), and some other plants.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The chaffinch.

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  • noun obsolete, dialectal chaffinch

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Examples

  • -- I give thee to the devil, said he; thou hast not found here thy little tippling sippers of Paris, that drink no more than the little bird called a spink or chaffinch, and never take in their beakful of liquor till they be bobbed on the tails after the manner of the sparrows.

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 2

  • So that by someone being admonished, in the midst of his draught of a large deep bowl full of excellent claret with these words — Fair and softly, gossip, you suck up as if you were mad — I give thee to the devil, said he; thou hast not found here thy little tippling sippers of Paris, that drink no more than the little bird called a spink or chaffinch, and never take in their beakful of liquor till they be bobbed on the tails after the manner of the sparrows.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • So that by someone being admonished, in the midst of his draught of a large deep bowl full of excellent claret with these words — Fair and softly, gossip, you suck up as if you were mad — I give thee to the devil, said he; thou hast not found here thy little tippling sippers of Paris, that drink no more than the little bird called a spink or chaffinch, and never take in their beakful of liquor till they be bobbed on the tails after the manner of the sparrows.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • And with friends like forcible and spink, all they need to get her home is a strap on and a bus ticket.

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  • Just a whisk brisk sly spry spink spank sprint of a thing theresomere, saultering.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Well, it's simple, really: "Gink is a fun made-up word, combining the words gibble and spink, both of which are also made up."

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  • Well, it's simple, really: "Gink is a fun made-up word, combining the words gibble and spink, both of which are also made up."

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  • "I would like to buy a bag of spink," said Pippi, "but I

    want it nice and crunchy."

    February 17, 2007