All at once he was sure that he had heard the tinkle of glass, but he waited.
Miss Junk appeared in answer to the tinkle of the bell and removed the food.
Her long, bony fingers busied themselves with frantic haste, and suddenly, into the silence of the room came the tinkle of music.
While we were making her comfortable the telephone continued to tinkle.
From the bow I heard the creak of the anchor-chains as they were drawn on board, and from the engine-room the tinkle of bells.
Sleep, and then again the tinkle of the horse-bells at dawn.
"And from the tinkle of your tongue, I have been suspecting the same thing of you," retorted the other quickly.
I'm jus' as much a woman, Tumm,' says she, 'as any woman o' tinkle Tickle!'
The tinkle of a telephone bell reached those who remained, and he came back a minute or two later.
He saw the sketch in tinkle's window and thought it was a windmill at first.
"to make a gentle ringing sound," late 14c., possibly a frequentative form of tinken "to ring, jingle," perhaps of imitative origin. Meaning "to urinate" is recorded from 1960, from childish talk. Related: Tinkled; tinkling.
A petty but flashy gambler, or any person with those characteristics: denunciations of punks, tin-horns, and gyps
[entry form 1857+, variant 1885+; fr the horn-shaped metal can used by chuck-a-luck operators for shaking the dice; the notion of inferiority comes fr the presumed superiority of other, more sophisticated kinds of gambling, and fr the generalized inferiority of tin to other metals]