• WordNet 3.6
    • v chine cut through the backbone of an animal
    • n chine backbone of an animal
    • n chine cut of meat or fish including at least part of the backbone
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chine 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. "The cottage in a chine ."
    • Chine A piece of the backbone of an animal, with the adjoining parts, cut for cooking. See Illust. of Beef
    • Chine The backbone or spine of an animal; the back. "And chine with rising bristles roughly spread."
    • Chine The edge or rim of a cask, etc., formed by the projecting ends of the staves; the chamfered end of a stave.
    • Chine To cut through the backbone of; to cut into chine pieces.
    • Chine Too chamfer the ends of a stave and form the chine..
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • chine To split open; crack; chink; chap.
    • chine To split; crack; burst; lay open.
    • n chine A crack; chink; rift; cleft; crevice; fissure.
    • n chine A ravine or large fissure in a cliff: a term especially common in the Isle of Wight and Hampshire, England: as, Black-gang chine.
    • n chine The backbone or spine: now commonly used only of an animal.
    • n chine A piece of the backbone of an animal, with the adjoining parts, cut for cooking.
    • n chine Figuratively, a ridge of land.
    • chine To cut through the backbone or into chine-pieces.
    • n chine An erroneous form for chime (of a cask).
    • n chine A part of a ship. See chime, 2.
    • chine Literally, colored in Chinese fashion: applied to fabrics in which the warp is dyed in different colors, so that a mottled effect is produced, or in which a double thread, formed of two smaller threads of different colors twisted together, is used to produce a similar mottled or speckled appearance. Figured chiné silks have a plain ground, but the flowers and bouquets forming the pattern have an indistinct and cloudy appearance, produced by the breaking of minute particles of color into one another.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chine chīn the spine or backbone: a piece of the backbone and adjoining parts for cooking: a ridge, crest
    • v.t Chine (Spens.) to break the back
    • adj Chine shē-nā′ mottled in appearance, the warp being dyed in different colours, or from threads of different colours twisted together.
    • n Chine chīn a ravine.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. eschine, F. échine, 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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cinu, a cleft.


In literature:

He says she looks like a heathen Chinee but otherwise is passable.
"Turn About Eleanor" by Ethel M. Kelley
Leave the chine intact for smoking, along with the jowls and sausage.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
MUTTON: 16 Haunches, 8 Necks, 8 Legs, 11 Loins, 6 Saddles, 6 Chines, 5 Shoulders.
"The King's Post" by R. C. Tombs
Sam told him he looked "all lit up, like a Chinee lantern" and Mormon beamed the more.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
Chines are generally salted and boiled.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
They may come up behind you any moment and cleave you to the chine.
"Oswald Bastable and Others" by Edith Nesbit
"Harper's Young People, May 25, 1880" by Various
We will go in the garden, and sit on that nice sunny seat overlooking Deep-water Chine.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Cut off the chine-bone from the breast, and set it on to stew with a pint of gravy.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
"The White Lie" by William Le Queux

In poetry:

Then I looked up at Nye,
And he gazed upon me;
And he rose with a sigh,
And said, "Can this be?
We are ruined by Chinese cheap labor," --
And he went for that heathen Chinee.
"The Heathen Chinee" by Francis Bret Harte
Which is why I remark,
And my language is plain,
That for ways that are dark
And for tricks that are vain,
The heathen Chinee is peculiar,--
Which the same I am free to maintain.
"Plain Language From Truthful James" by Francis Bret Harte
Which I wish to remark,
And my language is plain,
That for ways that are dark
And for tricks that are vain,
The heathen Chinee is peculiar,
Which the same I would rise to explain.
"Plain Language From Truthful James" by Francis Bret Harte
Which is why I remark,
And my language is plain,
That for ways that are dark
And for tricks that are vain,
The heathen Chinee is peculiar, --
Which the same I am free to maintain.
"The Heathen Chinee" by Francis Bret Harte
But the hands that were played
By that heathen Chinee,
And the points that he made,
Were quite frightful to see,--
Till at last he put down a right bower,
Which the same Nye had dealt unto me.
"Plain Language From Truthful James" by Francis Bret Harte
That cottage in a chine
We were not to behold it;
But there may the purest of sunbeams shine,
May freshest flowers enfold it,
For sake of the news which our hearts must twine
With the bower where we were told it!
"A Cottage In A Chine" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

A deep-vee bow entry, and corresponding strakes and reverse chines, make possible Barracuda Boatworks' Cuda 27 sharp maneuvering, hull lift and spray deflection, says Barracuda 's Dustin Bates.
Chine Labbé appears in the following.
Photo by Chine Labbe .
Russian Consul General Andrey Yushmanov ringing the "Bell of Hope"(Photo by Chine Labbe ).
1 beef rib roast (2 to 4 ribs), small end, chine (back) bone removed (6 to 8 pounds).
The skeletal hull of steam-bent strakes and chines only partially covered by the tight planks that would make it seaworthy.
Michel Roy and his sons built LOON together as a first boat building project LOON is a Herb McLeod One-Sheet-Skiff (OSS) which we modified with inside chine logs.
With its hard-chined hull it can be leaned on edge for tight turns.
Crepe de chine blouse, Castle Starr, $356.
Colvos Passage has many of the features of the best multi-chine kit kayaks plus a true round bilge without the hassle of building a strip planked bilge or wiring a lot of pieces together.
Doug made PENELOPE with plywood planking on pine frames, and he use fir for the keel and chines.
The PUCK 550 REGATA has been designed with the intention of creating a boat in accordance with the rules of the Micro Class, having a chine hull.
4 - 5 pound beef rib roast (chine bone removed).
While this design is available only in multi-chine hull form, rigged as a sloop, we recently designed a radius chined companion ship called the Roberts 392 with very similar layouts.

In science:

Such penalty is justified as ma chines running the new TCP receiver code have to prove that they are giving correct feedback to the sender, and hence are comparatively more trustworthy and deserve a full rate of receiving packets.
Efficient Defence against Misbehaving TCP Receiver DoS Attacks