Thursday, April 30, 2009
chine \ˈchīn\ noun: 1. backbone, spine, 2. a cut of meat including all or part of the backbone, 3. the intersection of the bottom and the sides of a flat or V-bottomed boat
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French eschine, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German scina shinbone, needle
The sound of the word chine makes me think of chyme. Try using both words in one sentence (and have that sentence make sense!).