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Chink

 

(literary form of the Kazakh and Turkmen word shïn), a precipice or scarp at the edge of a plateau or mesa. The term, which is widespread in Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, is most often used for the precipices of the Ustiurt Plateau. Chinks are 300–350 m high. They form as a result of erosion, denudation, or tectonic processes.

chink

In a wall, a crack or fissure of greater length than breadth.
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In one of these was a small and almost imperceptible chink through which the eye could just penetrate.
When close to it, there was a loud crack, and a sudden light appeared to issue from every chink in the box.
That fella Chink make 'm me cross along him too much
Suppose 'm that fella Chink maybe he think 'm me kai-kai along him," Kwaque grinned in one of his rare jokes.
Another thing he noticed, which, expressed in his own words, was: "That's the all-dangdest cleanest Chink I've ever clapped my lamps on.
One day a Snake came out of a chink in the wall and was about to eat them.
Now you Eastern galoots won't believe anything against the yellow devils," he suddenly flamed out with an appearance of earnestness not altogether convincing, "but I tell you that Chink was the perversest scoundrel outside San Francisco.
Upon that he closes his own door, leaving the tiniest little chink to look through; puts out his light; and waits and watches at his tiny little chink, like a cat at a mouse-hole.
Don't see why a white man can't do what a Chink can," protested Billy.
The Chink is busy all the time, and he keeps the ground just as busy.
There was a little window, hardly more than a chink in the wall, in her room, and when she left him, she opened it, quite wondering at the silence.
Otherwise hard to find chinks in the armour of a really progressive filly and an 8lb rise looks well within her capabilities against an out-of-form bunch.