• A petty contrivance; a toy; a plaything; a knickknack.
  • A readiness in performance; aptness at doing something; skill; facility; dexterity.
  • Something performed, or to be done, requiring aptness and dexterity; a trick; a device.


  • To speak affectedly.
  • (obsolete, Britain, dialect) To crack; to make a sharp, abrupt noise; to chink.

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