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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of tinkle.


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  • The word tinkled in her head with a supernatural echo, frozen in mystery, causing her to stir and rustle the funny papers so that she failed to hear the conclusion of her uncle's sentence:

    Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

  • The coin tinkled to a settlement, and we both stooped to read our respective fates ....

    Jonah and Co.

  • Her twitching hands ploughed through the heap, and the coins tinkled among her fingers.

    Vrouw Grobelaar and Her Leading Cases Seventeen Short Stories

  • The Marionette, seeing death dancing before him, trembled so hard that the joints of his legs rattled and the coins tinkled under his tongue.

    Adventures of Pinocchio

  • -- how emptily, how foolishly the name tinkled out of that empty and foolish past!

    The Whirlpool

  • A dribble of coins tinkled from the blanket to the floor.

    Vrouw Grobelaar and Her Leading Cases Seventeen Short Stories

  • I walked at once to the door, and Mr. Fairlie resignedly "tinkled" his hand-bell.

    The Woman in White

  • Silvery streams tinkled down its crystal slopes; and in its clear depths seemed to unfold, veil on veil, the secrets of life and death and mortal striving, -- vistas of pale-shimmering azure opening like dream-visions, and promising, down there in the great cool heart, infinite rest, infinite cessation and rest.

    CHAPTER 25

  • Again bottle and glass tinkled together, and both men drank eyes to eyes and each was aware that the eyes he gazed into were honest and understanding.


  • Dressed for the dance in what looked like a harem girl costume, Joy even wore finger cymbals and bracelets of tiny bells on her wrists and ankles that tinkled and chattered as her hands waved softly around her body.

    A Stitch Before Dying


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