Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: hinges
IPA transcription: [h'ɪndʒɪz]
Usage examples
  • The hinges of the Sand went creaking in the night.
  • The thatch had fallen in, the walls were unplastered, and the door was off its hinges.
  • Don't try to press it open, but oil the hinges with this,' and the old man gave him a small bottle.
  • Suddenly something gave behind him--a door, as it seemed, broken off its hinges by the mob pressure.
  • And grains of sand sometimes get in the hinges of their shells, so that they cannot close up the house when they wish.
  • Then he took out his bottle and oiled the hinges, when the gate opened of itself, and he saw an old castle standing inside.
  • Upon the floor within, were piled up heaps of rusty keys, nails, chains, hinges, files, scales, weights, and refuse iron of all kinds.
  • It was he who taught the people how to build better houses and how to hang their doors on hinges and how to support the roofs with pillars and posts.
  • A bolt was drawn and a chain rattled, then followed the creak of hinges, and on the stone flags rang the footsteps and the jingling of spurs of those that entered.
  • Monte Cristo looked for the entrance to the enclosure, and was not long in finding a little wooden gate, working on willow hinges, and fastened with a nail and string.