from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to trickle
  • v. To act secretly, or in an underhand way; to tamper.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To act secretly, or in an underhand way; to tamper.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To trickle.
  • To hang or trail down; flow.
  • To tinkle.
  • To tingle; throb; vibrate.
  • To treat underhand or secretly (with); tamper, as with the opinions of another.


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  • Elementary, my dear Watson, only Fortnum and Bowser (ph) individually wrapped trinkle treats, Toughens the Tin are worth killing for.

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  • He heard the trinkle of water below, and was satisfied that there was a succession of canyons leading to the plain below, in which case descent would be comparatively easy.

    Boy Scouts in Mexico; or on Guard with Uncle Sam

  • Teddy, who had turned to look down into the valley, now caught Jimmie by the arm and pointed downward, where a low-lying ridge jutted out of the general slope and made a small canyon between itself and the body of the mountains, a canyon in which a trinkle of water showed.

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  • The trinkle of planned retirements are turning into a flood.

  • She loves to trinkle with my gadgets and sometimes she is the one who discovers how a program works. said, on October 28th, 2008 at 9: 43 pm


  • a tribi? a vitrigin? a trinkle in your mother's eye? damn, sorry innerlighter, i just don't know what that would be called.... a trial something? an aerobie? trini lopez? yeah, i got nothin

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  • Now thy brother’s son, Kanmakan, is come to man’s estate and it behoveth us to forbid him access to the rooms where anklets trinkle, and it is yet more needful to forbid thy daughter the company of men, for the like of her should be kept in the Harim.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • There’s a lot going on during Jazz Fest, so people trinkle from other shows, which is great — that they know that something’s still going on that they can check out for a couple more hours.

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  • And that was in the days of the old morgue, before refrigeration existed, when there was only a trinkle of cold water from a faucet running over each corpse!”

    Maigret's Dead Man


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