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Endless chain

Definitions

  • Jack-Ladder, with Endless Chain. Mill in raised position for large log
    Jack-Ladder, with Endless Chain. Mill in raised position for large log
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Endless chain a chain which is made continuous by uniting its two ends.
    • Endless chain a chain whose ends have been united by a link.
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Quotations

  • Citium Zeno
    Citium Zeno
    “Fate is the endless chain of causation, whereby things are; the reason or formula by which the world goes on.”

Usage

In literature:

In this we are like links of an endless chain.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Distinguished link in being's endless chain, Midway from nothing to the Deity!
"No Compromise with Slavery" by William Lloyd Garrison
Eight bodies, chained to eight lumps of pitted rock, spun endlessly in endless space.
"The Penal Cluster" by Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
A cave that appears to be an endless chain of rooms.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
Here begins the historic Lualaba, which is the initial link in the almost endless chain of the Congo River.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
They could only hope to be remembered as links in an endless chain.
"On the Old Road Vol. 1 (of 2)" by John Ruskin
It's a hoax or an endless chain device or something of the sort.
"The Girl and The Bill" by Bannister Merwin
Distinguished link in being's endless chain!
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
Ideas and phrases, endless chains of them, spurt from the point of his ardent pen.
"The Merry-Go-Round" by Carl Van Vechten
It is like one of those horrible endless chains that are condemned by the government!
"Ladies-In-Waiting" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Distinguish'd link in being's endless chain!
"What a Young Woman Ought to Know" by Mary Wood-Allen
Down into the red maws of the shaft an endless chain of men and women and children were descending.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
We are not separate units, but are links in a living chain of endless transmission.
"Almost A Man" by Mary Wood-Allen
Let us rejoice and praise God as we trace these three glorious links in this endless chain of blessing.
"Old Groans and New Songs" by F. C. Jennings
All day long the troops in an endless chain have been passing on the highroad before the chateau.
"Liége on the Line of March" by Glenna Lindsley Bigelow
Men inside were passing ammunition from one to the other in an endless chain and disappearing into the bowels of the earth.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
Distinguished link in being's endless chain!
"The Age of Pope" by John Dennis
With the new settler the process is repeated, and so it goes, like an endless chain.
"A Stake in the Land" by Peter Alexander Speek
Out of the dense formations of endless fast food chains, Simon's novelties were to titillate the jaded restaurant goer.
"The Land of Look Behind" by Paul Cameron Brown
In his sleep as in his copy-book, he saw endless chains of V's.
"The Boy Scout and Other Stories for Boys" by Richard Harding Davis
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In poetry:

A swift, successive chain of things,
That flash, kaleidoscope-like, now in, now out,
Now straight, now eddying in wild rings,
No order, neither law, compels their moves,
But endless, constant, always swiftly roves.
"Impressions" by Alice Dunbar-Nelson

In news:

The King sends endless chain gangs of war prisoners for da Silva to sell to the Portugues e Da Silva prospers despite the uneconomical enthusiasms of the Dahomean guards, who render many of the slaves useless for trade.
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