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Spink \Spink\ (sp[i^][ng]k), n. [Cf. dial. Sw. spink a kind of small bird, Gr. spi`ggos, and E. finch.] (Zo["o]l.) The chaffinch.


n. (context obsolete dialectal English) chaffinch

Spink -- U.S. County in South Dakota
Population (2000): 7454
Housing Units (2000): 3352
Land area (2000): 1503.867910 sq. miles (3894.999840 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 6.183644 sq. miles (16.015565 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1510.051554 sq. miles (3911.015405 sq. km)
Located within: South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46
Location: 44.931661 N, 98.380382 W
Spink, SD
Spink County
Spink County, SD

Spink may refer to:

  • Common chaffinch, a small bird in the finch family
  • Spinka (Hasidic dynasty)

Usage examples of "spink".

It seemed a fairly straightforward problem, though Spink was scowling over it.

Beside me, Spink made a very small sound of dismay in the back of his throat.

I swept, Nate mopped, Kort cleaned the window and windowsill while Spink took care of the oil lamp.

Captain Maw had a large collection of miscellaneous drawing supplies and encouraged us to make use of them, for Spink had nothing, no compass, rule, nor even any variety of leads.

After his humiliation in math, I think this encouragement meant much to Spink and certainly warmed my heart toward Captain Maw.

Beside me, Spink laboured with many blotches through his Varnian translation exercise and then composed the letter to his mother.

It made him want to help Spink before he began his own work, despite his late start at it.

Gord walked Spink through each set of exercises and explained why and how the numbers could be manipulated.

Natred, Kort, Spink, and I got along famously, and our comfort with one another made our dormitory room a pleasant place.

I could even see that, as a future commander, Spink might have to learn to bend his will to accommodate the real conditions of life while Trist might have to curb his own satisfaction with himself lest it lead him into prideful risks for the men under his command.

I liked them both, Spink for his ethics and earnestness and Trist for his elegance and sophistication.

Certainly Spink was, with faithful Gord at his elbow as he laboured through page upon page of maths drills, for that remained his most challenging class.

At first I thought Trist was announcing it aloud just to irritate Spink further.

It annoyed Spink, who regarded it as a churlish sidestep of gentlemanly behaviour.

Most of the other cadets had cleared out of the common room, but Spink and Gord were just finishing up his math, while Rory and I lounged back in our chairs, talking of our homes and the girls who waited for us there.