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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. Sung Yoon-mo:

    Removal of South Korea from the white list of countries is against international norms and we are worried about its serious negative impact on global value chains and free trade.

  2. David Cameron:

    This measure is one of the first of its kind in the world and it will be a huge step forward, introducing greater accountability in business for the condition of their supply chains.

  3. Dawie De Villiers:

    Roughly half the rooibos crop is exported, the rest is consumed on the African continent of which the vast majority would be in South Africa. South Africa being the biggest rooibos consuming country in the world. If you look further afield Botswana has become a very strong market for rooibos. Zimbabwe also knows the product very well there are several brands in Zimbabwe, then if you look at what some of the supermarket chains are doing in Africa Nigeria for instance, rooibos typical South African brands are finding their way into those markets as well.

  4. Charlie Burrows:

    I thought I'd got him ready, that he was going to be put in chains, because he didn't like being touched ... I said to him, well I'm 72, when you get up to heaven you'll know where I'm going to live, prepare a garden or something.

  5. Yi Gang:

    Signs of disruptions have emerged in global trade and in global industry chains, supply chains, and value chains, trade tensions have dampened market confidence, which may amplify financial market volatility and drag down economic growth.

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