[Histonet] " Dinking"
Janet.Bonner <@t> FLHOSP.ORG
Mon Feb 14 11:18:06 CST 2005
you mean...fooling around with...?
From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu]On Behalf Of George
Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2005 3:43 AM
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] " Dinking"
Hey Techs out there--- there are possible, highly interesting useages
for the Term "dinking" around.
There are a couple of entries in Webster's 9th New Collegiate
Dictionary: 1. Dink: to shorten and 2. to make a drop shot---(for you
basketball fans). Histotechs, said to be dinking about, I suppose,
could 1: be described as shortening the confusion by chugging about
finding answers and or 2 Making a drop shot with a good answer. But the
next line under these two entries are the terms: Dinky or Dinkey----a
small locomotive used esp. for hauling freight, logging and
shunting----where "dinking" refers to hauling freight, especially in
movements of goods about the yard----also used in the slang version
---"dinking about"-like a small; busy locomotive busy about the train
yards that picks up and moves things----but in this usage, it is a
person picking up questions, picking away at them, as one who picks away
at a problem until it is dropped next to its answer. I hope that both
Merriam and Webster publishing since 1831, will be beyond caring if
their entries are chugged, ,juggled and dinked about the Great Yard of
georgecole <@t> ev1.net
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