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n. jail. We’ll throw you in the clink if you don’t talk.
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You're to wait, if you please,' said the tailor's daughter, after a short period of absence, during which the clinking in the back-room had ceased, and been succeeded by whispering--'She won't be long.
Or whether Stony stood for Stephen;' clinking with a change of keys.
To the turning of steam- paddles, to the clinking of iron chain, to the creaking of blocks, to the measured working of oars, to the occasional violent barking of some passing dog on shipboard, who seemed to scent them lying in their hiding-place.
There was a short silence, apparently, while Mr Abel went through the prescribed form, and then the shaking of hands and shuffling of feet were renewed, and shortly afterwards there was a clinking of wine-glasses and a great talkativeness on the part of everybody.
The sound of feet clinking on the wrought iron staircase and walkways echoes through the three-storeys of open galleried landings.
Also on the list, complied by Pimm's, were people playing tennis, seagulls, drinks being poured over ice, pigeons cooing, clinking glass and rain.
BEVERLY HILLS - Barbaro earned the loudest cheers but not the brightest trophy when horse racing named its 2006 champions Monday night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, meaning there was a sad sense of deja vu amid the black ties, clinking cocktail glasses and Oscar-night touches.
One publicized twist that raised eyebrows was Karr clinking his drinking glass with the glass of a law enforcement official while he was being brought back to the country flying business class.
The jingle dresses make clinking sounds as the dancers dance daintily on tiptoe with their beaded leggings.
Q:WHAT'S the origin of the tradition of clinking glasses when we drink to someone's health?
TEACUPS have been banned from a council chamber because the clinking of china is making meetings too difficult for the public to follow.
The "upstairs, downstairs" myth, according to Masterpiece Theatre, had the swells clinking their Wedgwood teacups in the heavenly reaches of the house while the servants were down in the bowels, talking trashy and whooping it up with Brueghelesque abandon.
Like passengers on a cruise ship, the daily lunch crowd in Rich's Magnolia Room--with much clinking of silver against china, and chiming of ice cubes in brimming glasses, and chitchat between ladies tilted toward one another across little tables in the acute angles of intimacy--attended to their own wants.
And while the visual aspect of Bejeweled is the first thing to catch a player's eye, the sound of gemstones clinking together as they fall into place has always been an enjoyable part of the game.
Are those '72 Dolphins clinking champagne glasses over the fact the current Dolphins now have no chance of going undefeated before the first Sunday of the 2006 season has been played?