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clink

n. jail. We’ll throw you in the clink if you don’t talk.
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The light flashed upon the barrel of a revolver, but Holmes' hunting crop came down on the man's wrist, and the pistol clinked upon the stone floor.
As soon as his horned friend were down, William turned, clinked off like a long-dog, and jumped safe over hedge, before the praying bull had got on his feet again to take after him.
And we clinked tumblers across the little oval table in the middle of the room.
Then there was a payment of bets, and money clinked in Beauty Smith's hand.
A moment later the village bell clinked at slow regular intervals, to acquaint the flock with the death of one of their number.
She seemed all strings and bell-pulls--ribbons, chains, bead necklaces that clinked and caught--and a boa of azure feathers hung round her neck, with the ends uneven.
quoth Thomas Mugridge,--and they clinked their glasses to the glorious game of "Nap," lighted cigars, and fell to shuffling and dealing the cards.