2. To feel a sharp, thrilling pain.
The pale boy senator yet tingling stands.Pope.
3. To have, or to cause, a sharp, thrilling sensation, or a slight pricking sensation.
They suck pollution through their tingling vein.Tickell.
(Tink) v. i. [OE. tinken; of imitative origin. Cf. Ting a tinkling, Tinker.] To make a sharp, shrill
noise; to tinkle. Wyclif (1 Cor. xiii. 1).
(Tink), n. A sharp, quick sound; a tinkle.
(Tink"er) n. [From Tink, because the tinker's way of proclaiming his trade is to beat a kettle, or
because in his work he makes a tinkling noise. Johnson.]
1. A mender of brass kettles, pans, and other metal ware. "Tailors and tinkers." Piers Plowman.
2. One skilled in a variety of small mechanical work.
3. (Ordnance) A small mortar on the end of a staff.
4. (Zoöl.) (a) A young mackerel about two years old. (b) The chub mackerel. (c) The silversides.
(d) A skate. [Prov. Eng.]
5. (Zoöl.) The razor-billed auk.
(Tink"er), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tinkered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tinkering.] To mend or solder, as
metal wares; hence, more generally, to mend.
(Tink"er), v. i. To busy one's self in mending old kettles, pans, etc.; to play the tinker; to be occupied
with small mechanical works.
(Tink"er*ing), n. The act or work of a tinker.
(Tink"er*ly), a. After the manner of a tinker. [R.]
(Tink"er*shire Tin"kle) , n. (Zoöl.) The common guillemot. [Prov. Eng.]
(Tin"kle) v. i. [Freq. of tink. See Tink, Tingle.]
1. To make, or give forth, small, quick, sharp sounds, as a piece of metal does when struck; to clink.
As sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.1 Cor. xiii. 1.
The sprightly horseDodsley.
Moves to the music of his tinkling bells.
2. To hear, or resound with, a small, sharp sound.
And his ears tinkled, and the color fled.Dryden.
(Tin"kle), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tinkled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tinkling.] To cause to clonk, or make
small, sharp, quick sounds.
(Tin"kle), n. A small, sharp, quick sound, as that made by striking metal. Cowper.
(Tin"kler) n. A tinker. [Prov. Eng.]