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Clink,

district in Southwark, a Greater London borough, England. The Clink prison was used from the 13th cent. as a detention place for heretics. Its name is now a slang term for a prison or jail.

clink

1. A short pointed steel bar; used, by striking with a sledgehammer, to break up pavement or road surfaces.
2. One of many small cracks in steel due to differential expansion in heating.
3. A sealed edge between adjacent sheets of flexible-metal roofing material.

clink

Brit a pointed steel tool used for breaking up the surface of a road before it is repaired
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The grinding sound of keys being cut mixes with the clinking bell announcing the main door opening, customers gossiping and banter with salesmen.
I've been neglecting a lot of friends,'' said Nancy Fu, with nine medals clinking around her neck.
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A sermon bellowed from the temple through outdoor speakers as the plucking of the musical jakae and the clinking of the ranad echoed.
Ball gave the Borden sisters their break in show business, and the twins - now plump and platinum-haired and wearing lots of clinking jewelry - get misty-eyed talking about her.