i.] To cause to give out a slight, sharp, tinkling, sound, as by striking metallic or other sonorous bodies together.

And let me the canakin clink.

(Clink) v. i.

1. To give out a slight, sharp, tinkling sound. "The clinking latch." Tennyson.

2. To rhyme. [Humorous]. Cowper.

(Clink), n. A slight, sharp, tinkling sound, made by the collision of sonorous bodies. "Clink and fall of swords." Shak.

(Clin"kant) a. See Clinquant.

(Clink"er) n. [From clink; cf. D. clinker a brick which is so hard that it makes a sonorous sound, from clinken to clink. Cf. Clinkstone.]

1. A mass composed of several bricks run together by the action of the fire in the kiln.

2. Scoria or vitrified incombustible matter, formed in a grate or furnace where anthracite coal in used; vitrified or burnt matter ejected from a volcano; slag.

3. A scale of oxide of iron, formed in forging.

4. A kind of brick. See Dutch clinker, under Dutch.

(Clink"er-built) a. (Naut.) Having the side planks (af a boat) so arranged that the lower edge of each overlaps the upper edge of the plank next below it like clapboards on a house. See Lapstreak.

(Clink"stone`) n. [Clink + stone; — from its sonorousness.] (Min.) An igneous rock of feldspathic composition, lamellar in structure, and clinking under the hammer. See Phonolite.

(Cli`no*di*ag"o*nal) n. [Gr. kli`nein to incline + E. diagonal.] (Crystallog.) That diagonal or lateral axis in a monoclinic crystal which makes an oblique angle with the vertical axis. See Crystallization.a. Pertaining to, or the direction of, the clinodiagonal.

(Cli"no*dome`) n. [Gr. kli`nein to incline + E. dome.] (Crystallog.) See under Dome.

(Cli"no*graph"ic) a. [Gr. kli`nein to incline + -graph.] Pertaining to that mode of projection in drawing in which the rays of light are supposed to fall obliquely on the plane of projection.

(Cli"noid) a. [Gr. kli`nh bed + -oid.] (Anat.) Like a bed; — applied to several processes on the inner side of the sphenoid bone.

(Cli*nom"e*ter) n. [Gr. kli`nein to incline + -meter.] (Geol.) An instrument for determining the dip of beds or strata, pr the slope of an embankment or cutting; a kind of plumb level. Dana.

(Clin`o*met"ric) a.

1. Pertaining to, or ascertained by, the clinometer.

2. Pertaining to the oblique crystalline forms, or to solids which have oblique angles between the axes; as, the clinometric systems.

(Cli*nom"e*try) n. (geol.) That art or operation of measuring the inclination of strata.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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