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chine


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chine  \Chine\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Chined}.] 
  1.  To  cut  through  the  backbone  of  to  cut  into  chine  pieces. 
 
  2.  Too  chamfer  the  ends  of  a  stave  and  form  the  chine.. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chine  \Chine\,  n.  [Cf.  {Chink}.] 
  A  chink  or  cleft;  a  narrow  and  deep  ravine;  as  Shanklin 
  Chine  in  the  Isle  of  Wight,  a  quarter  of  a  mile  long  and  230 
  feet  deep.  [Prov.  Eng.]  ``The  cottage  in  a  chine.''  --J. 
  Ingelow 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chine  \Chine\,  n.[OF.  eschine  F.  ['e]chine,  fr  OHG.  skina 
  needle,  prickle,  shin,  G.  schiene  splint,  schienbein  shin. 
  For  the  meaning  cf  L.  spina  thorn,  prickle,  or  spine,  the 
  backbone.  Cf  {Shin}.] 
  1.  The  backbone  or  spine  of  an  animal;  the  back  ``And  chine 
  with  rising  bristles  roughly  spread.''  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  A  piece  of  the  backbone  of  an  animal,  with  the  adjoining 
  parts  cut  for  cooking. 
 
  Note:  [See  Illust.  of  {Beef}.] 
 
  3.  The  edge  or  rim  of  a  cask,  etc.,  formed  by  the  projecting 
  ends  of  the  staves;  the  chamfered  end  of  a  stave. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chine 
  n  1:  cut  of  meat  or  fish  including  at  least  part  of  the  backbone 
  2:  backbone  of  an  animal 
  v  :  cut  through  the  backbone  of  an  animal 




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