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chine

1. the backbone
2. a ridge or crest of land
3. (in some boats) a corner-like intersection where the bottom meets the side

chine

[chīn]
(food engineering)
A part of an animal carcass backbone, with parts adjoining it, cut for cooking.
(naval architecture)
A part of a ship's waterway rising above the deck and hollowed out on the inboard edge to make a path for water.
That point where the sides and bottom meet on a flat- or V-bottomed boat.
A longitudinal member that lies along the bilge where the sides and bottom of the boat meet.
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When Portuguese national, Chines (right), landed in Northern Ireland in 2000, he was unsure where life would take him.
Chines believes that is because they have refused to look any further than their next assignment, despite having a mountain to climb.
Please note the cutback chine and the pitot tube in the nose.
Chines, the man brought in by boss Gary Haveron, inset, to spearhead their attack on the Championship 1 crown, is looking forward to seeing Rangers put their title credentials on the line.
It took three buses and a hike to a chicken factory just to track down Chines.
Former Linfield striker Chines recorded an impressive 29 goals this term, mirroring his side's form in their first season at this level.
Chines arrived on these shores 12 years ago eyeing nothing much more than a change of scenery; Northern Ireland offered a chance to broaden his horizons now that the EU had flung open Europe's borders.
Reservations recommended: Call ahead for directions We'd actually had our fill of Peking duck by the time we made our way to Duck De Chine, Beijing's hippest joint for it's famous roast duck.
La premiere partie, traitant de l'image de la Chine dans le monde occidental, debute par l'article de Li Zh'an, professeur de l'Universite de Nankai en Chine et specialiste de l'histoire de la dynastie des Yuan, qui s'interesse au recit tant controverse de Marco Polo.
Malgre l'apparente adherence de la Chine a la tradition civiliste, les reformes en cours reposent en realite sur des emprunts a divers modeles juridiques, des <<transferts de droit>> provenant autant du droit civil que de la common law.
Wang's original Le Chine is a successful contemporary Chinese spot atop the hill in Bel-Air between the Valley and the Westside at 2985 Beverly Glen Circle.
Compagnie Francaise de L'Orient et de la Chine, a highly reputed French-China brand, offers collections of traditional Eastern designs crafted utilizing authentic artisan techniques assembled with a Western design sense and practicality.