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Princeton's WordNet

  1. irons, chains(noun)

    metal shackles; for hands or legs

Freebase

  1. Chains

    "Chains" is a song composed by the Brill Building husband-and-wife songwriting team Gerry Goffin and Carole King and was a major hit for Little Eva’s backing singers, the Cookies, and later covered by the Beatles.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Chains

    chief town of the French dep. of Haute Vienne, where Richard Coeur de Lion was mortally wounded in 1199 by a shot with an arrow.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. chains

    Broad and thick planks projecting horizontally from the ship's outside, to which they are fayed and bolted, abreast of and somewhat behind the masts. They are formed to project the chain-plate, and give the lower rigging greater out-rig or spread, free from the top-sides of the ship, thus affording greater security and support to the masts, as well as to prevent the shrouds from damaging the gunwale, or being hurt by rubbing against it. Of course they are respectively designated fore, main, and mizen. They are now discontinued in many ships, the eyes being secured to the timber-heads, and frequently within the gunwale to the stringers or lower shelf-pieces above the water-way.--In the chains, applies to the leadsman who stands on the channels between two shrouds to heave the hand-lead.

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  1. chains

    Song lyrics by chains -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by chains on the Lyrics.com website.

Anagrams for chains »

  1. cash in, chinas, in cash

How to pronounce chains?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say chains in sign language?

  1. chains

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chains in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chains in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of chains in a Sentence

  1. Louise Erdrich:

    Love must not touch the marrow of the soul. Our affections must be breakable chains that we can cast them off or tighten them.

  2. Behrouz Kamalvandi:

    All the centrifuges installed in Fordow are IR1 types. Uranium gas (UF6) was injected to four chains of IR1 centrifuges (696 centrifuges), two other remaining chains of IR1 centrifuges (348 centrifuges) will be used for producing and enriching stable isotopes in the facility.

  3. Albert Einstein:

    The fanatical atheists...are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle. They are creatures who—in their grudge against the traditional 'opium of the people'—cannot bear the music of the spheres.

  4. Industry Minister Ian MacFarlane:

    The government's broader policy settings ... are focused on building on our strengths and maximising opportunities for investment and job creation, australian industry must continue to demonstrate that it can be competitive, and can be a vital, long-term contributor to supply chains and support strategies.

  5. Phil Trieb:

    [I]f we won’t choose to pay the price of liberty, then by default we shall suffer the cost of servitude -- whether it be the iron chains of a tyrannical oligarchy or the regulatory chains of unelected, faceless bureaucrats. When we witness our neighbors abused by tyrants, will we skulk away and hope we’re not next? Or will we stand by them and challenge -- as freedom-loving Americans -- the tyranny of lawless leaders.

Images & Illustrations of chains

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