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Dinky   /dˈɪŋki/   Listen

A small locomotive.  Synonym: dinkey.

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"Dinky" Quotes from Famous Books

... in the papers how they send messages to trains that are moving? It's great, isn't it, Mother? To think this little dinky telephone puts you and me out here on this farm in touch with all ...
— The Witness • Grace Livingston Hill Lutz

... Kit Shelby cried; "I hated that dinky little old steamer, but now we're ashore in this live wire of a place, I'm as excited and glad as anybody. I say, the mail from England comes every year! Think ...
— The Come Back • Carolyn Wells

... "She's out with a dinky, barnstorming company, playing one-night stands—on a route of tank-towns and whistling stations. It was all she could get. She's making early-morning jumps between shabby hotels with a bunch of cheap actors and cheaper actresses ...
— Destiny • Charles Neville Buck

... besides. With the proof in hand the old duffer can scare her out of any claim against his bank account, and she shall have the absolute promise of 'no exposure' in return. Isn't it lovely? Well, here's Albany. Now for the dinky road up to Fossingford Station. I have an hour's wait here. She's coming on the afternoon train and gets to Fossingford at eleven-ten to-night. That's a dickens of a time for a young woman to be arriving anywhere, to ...
— The Purple Parasol • George Barr McCutcheon

... Then, in revolt: "Why, say, girlie, you don't want to do that! What is there in taking an old tub and flopping down that dinky stream? Tell you what ...
— Cheerful—By Request • Edna Ferber

Words linked to "Dinky" :   UK, little, engine, locomotive, attractive, United Kingdom, Great Britain, Britain, railway locomotive, colloquialism, small, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, locomotive engine, U.K.

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