A chain


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A chain

[′ā ‚chān]
(immunology)
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At night (the season for which the apartment was especially designed) it was illuminated principally by a large chandelier, depending by a chain from the centre of the sky-light, and lowered, or elevated, by means of a counter-balance as usual; but (in order not to look unsightly) this latter passed outside the cupola and over the roof.
That is a chain of galley slaves, on the way to the galleys by force of the king's orders.
One of these they kicked aside, and, unlocking the huge padlock that had held a chain about what had once been a human ankle, they snapped the iron band about my own leg.
A captive at the end of a chain, on the way Michael quickly encountered other captives going in his direction.
He had been anaesthetized and stripped of his weapons, and as he rose to his feet he saw that one ankle was fettered to a chain in the wall.
As thus she spoke, the Queen, who had spied out a chain of jewels Ripple wore upon her neck, replied,--
Then the clanging of a chain, and a noise as of the snapping back against stone of a broken link.
Grand as the watch was, he sometimes looked at it on the sly on account of the old leather strap that he used in place of a chain.
They were a large kind of "chaluts," like those on the Normandy coasts, great pockets that the waves and a chain fixed in the smaller meshes kept open.