The penalty was what Kozlovsky alluded to without knowledge of its origin: 15 days in the clink, plus a fine.
Try to remember that name as you curse him out on your way to the clink.
Sannikov and the other opposition candidates are arrested and thrown in the clink, along with thousands of ordinary citizens.
early 14c., echoic (cf. Dutch klinken, Old High German klingan, German klingen). Related: Clinked; clinking. The noun in the sound sense is from c.1400.
"sharp, ringing sound made by collision of sonorous (especially metallic) bodies," c.1400, from clink (v.).
"prison," 1770s, apparently originally (early 16c.) the Clynke on Clink Street in Southwark, on the estate of the bishops of Winchester. To kiss the clink "to be imprisoned" is from 1580s, and the word and the prison name might be cognate derivatives of the sound made by chains or metal locks (see clink (v.)).
A black person; brother (Black)