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chine



Pronunciation: (chīn), [key]
n. Brit. Dial.
a ravine formed in rock by the action of running water.

chine



Pronunciation: (chīn), [key]
n., v., chined, chin•ing.


n.
1. the backbone or spine, esp. of an animal.
2. the whole or a piece of the backbone of an animal with adjoining parts, cut for cooking.
3. a ridge or crest, as of land.
4. Naut.
a. an angular intersection of the sides and bottom of a vessel.
b. a longitudinal member running behind this.

v.t.
(in butchering) to sever the backbone of.

chine



Pronunciation: (chīn), [key]
n.
chime2.

chi•né



Pronunciation: (shē-nā'), [key]
adj.
noting or pertaining to a fabric having a variegated pattern produced by warp threads that have been dyed, printed, or painted before weaving.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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