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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 intermittent chatter of tapping keys and now, in addition, the occasional chatter of clinking glasses continued.
Here was one guy too busy with what was going on in the streets to be clinking cocktails after work with the rest of the embassy crowd.
Prior to the first pitches, the players, dressed in uniform matching those of major-league teams, warmed up on the grass fields where the sounds of clinking bats and the snaps of balls hitting mitts could be heard.
But if it's not to be then we hope the concern for decorum will extend to the Long Room and trust we won't be hearing the clinking of gin glasses as the clock strikes 11.
What the Daring Project collaborators have exploited is the notion of "ballet as club act," splitting each program into classical chestnuts, followed by titillating routines appropriate to a smoke-filled room where the clinking of glasses provides accompaniment.
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Over the years I've wrestled with the clinking, clanking title of Black Choreographers Moving Toward the 21st Century, the name of the seven-year-old festival that runs at Theater Artaud almost every winter.
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