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Princeton's WordNet

  1. irons, chainsnoun

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

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  1. cash in, chinas, in cash

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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. Marc Perrone:

    Keeping grocery stores safe for both customers and workers means everyone must wear masks, we are urging both elected leaders and grocery chains to make masks mandatory for both customers and workers.

  2. Neil Saunders:

    The bigger companies that have more money, more economic clout because they place more orders, definitely have more scope to mitigate [ supply chain constraints ], smaller chains just don't have that economic power.

  3. Sakoba Keita:

    We have been able to find nine sick people (with Ebola) hiding in Forecariah, that discovery will allow us at least to stop the development of new chains of infection.

  4. Don Roose:

    We're all waiting to see those inventory numbers come out from the retail chains.

  5. Jean Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract:

    Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.

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