- (crack) a chink of light entered through the shuttersthe chink in somebody's armorla luz entraba por las rendijas de la persianael punto flaco or débil de alguienExample sentences
- He examines the snail trail of viscous fluid by the light from a chink in the curtains.
- Although no-one else had seen or heard him, in the cold light of day he felt ashamed that he had allowed a chink to appear in his brash and arrogant exterior.
- Has the god-given right been passed on to me to stand at my windows, with a small chink in the curtains, and spy on the exciting events going on in - Road, Ealing?
- (glasses)(coins)Example sentences
- This week, when you're chinking your champagne glasses and raising a toast to the neighbours who've become good friends, just remember.
- Inside, the rich and famous would be chinking glasses of Champagne, and looking forward to yet another staggering gourmet experience on the move.
- We chatted like old friends - as indeed we are, having communed together many times on the Naked Blog Tagboard - and even chinked our cans together in a toast to Peter himself.
- (of coins, glasses)Example sentences
- Through the eerie stillness I think I can hear people's laughter, the chink of crystal glasses and the crunch of boots on gravel as yet more well-heeled guests arrive.
- There were small scrabbling sounds, the chink of Michael's sword striking the stone, a grunt of effort.
- There was absolute silence as the strange ritual was done, the only sound the muffled chink of coins and the rustle of clothes as each recipient genuflected to the glittering Prince.
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A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.