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HINGE (in Mid. Eng. henge or heeng, f...

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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 514 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HINGE (in Mid. Eng. henge or heeng, from hengen, to hang), a movable joint, particularly that by which a door or window " hangs " from its side-post, or by which a lid or cover is attached to that which it closes; also any device which allows two parts to be joined together and move upon each other (see JOINERY). Figuratively the word is used of that on which something depends, a cardinal or turning point, a crisis.
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