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ding kee

  • n  a small locomotive
  • s  small and insignificant
    we stayed in a dinky old hotel
  • s  (British informal) pretty and neat
    what a dinky little hat

  • It was actually a five wheeler, with the dinky 2-hp Briggs and Stratton engine driving a traction wheel on the back, like a boat's outboard motor.
  • Two cautionary notes: The sound output is dinky, so you'll want to use it with headphones, which makes it less fun for the whole family, or an external speaker, which makes it bulky.
  • But, "We should remove this perception of something that's going to be a dinky car," says Ravi Kant, managing director of Tata Motors.
News & Articles

  • PRINCETON: Save the Dinky wins court ruling
    A judge ruled Friday that Save the Dinky Inc. and eight other plaintiffs can have their day in court to challenge Princeton University from moving the terminus of the New Jersey Transit train line.
    June 12, 2013 - The Princeton Packet
  • In the field: Look close to find the good stuff
    It was just prairie; nothing special. My project site covered no more than two acres. I’d add a quarter mile buffer around the perimeter but, even with that, it was only about 30 acres since a busy highway served as a barrier in one direction. As a wildlife survey site, it was dinky.
    June 6, 2013 - Laramie Boomerang

  • Matthew Simmons in Examiner.com
    Back in May, oil industry expert Matt Simmons told MSNBC "All that oil didn't come from that little dinky hole," referring to the video flow from the BOP.
  • Chris Hovan in New York Times
    It was all dinky-dunk routes,defensive tackle Chris Hovan said. "If we had a little more pressure, get Eli patting the ball a little bit back there, we might have got a big play or turnover and given our offense a short field to work...
  • Paul Sereno in TIME
    It's all there,says Sereno, "including the dinky arms."

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