chine englannista suomeksi
selkäranka, eläimen selkäranka
The top of a ridge.
1883: (w), ''(w)''
- (..) the captain aimed at the fugitive one last tremendous cut, which would certainly have split him to the chine had it not been intercepted by our big signboard (..)
(quote-book) and of having a hundred picked men for their body guard while with the army; likewise the liberty of sacrificing as many cattle in their expeditions as it seems them good, and the right of having the skins and the chines of the slaughtered animals for their own use.
A piece of the backbone of an animal, with the adjoining parts, cut for cooking.
A hollowed or bevelled channel in the waterway of a ship's deck.
To cut through the backbone of; to cut into chine pieces.
A steep-sided ravine leading from the top of a cliff down to the sea.
1885, (w), ''A Cottage in a Chine''
- The cottage in a chine, we were not to behold it.
1988, (w), ''(w)'', Penguin Books (1988), page 169
- In the odorous stillness of the day I thought of the tracks that threaded Egdon Heath, and of benign, elderly Sandbourne, with its chines and sheltered beach-huts.
1508, (w), ''Treatise concernynge ... the seven penytencyall Psalms''
- After the erth be brent, chyned & chypped by the hete of the sonne.
(adj form of)