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late 14c. (v.); c.1600 (n.), echoic.

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  • I no tink it much of a countree, no havee muchee--how you call--Commerce.

  • tink, saar, ob David a-cuttin' off Goliah's head wid a pen, saar!

  • tink, tink, a - tink - a - tink, tink - a - tink - a - dido!

  • Dey will not take de scrip at eighty-two, and I tink dey are right.

    The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Charles James Lever
  • "I tink not; I have no occasions for shame," said the other, calmly.

    The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Charles James Lever
  • "I tink I shall try," she said, separating herself in her wrath from her friend.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope
  • Which is tink Tuttle's cue to open up on the266 story of his life.

    Torchy Sewell Ford
  • tink had worked there, too, and his sister had married one of the hands.

    Torchy Sewell Ford
  • "It's the graveyard of the Tuttle family, this place is, I suppose," says tink.

    Torchy Sewell Ford
  • "I tink I'd better bleed him and gib him a dose ob calomel," returned Sam.

    Clotelle William Wells Brown

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