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 for Dint
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dint \Dint\, n. [OE. dint, dent, dunt, a blow, AS. dynt; akin to
     Icel. dyntr a dint, dynta to dint, and perh. to L. fendere
     (in composition). Cf. 1st Dent, Defend.]
     1. A blow; a stroke. [Obs.] "Mortal dint." --Milton. "Like
        thunder's dint." --Fairfax.
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     2. The mark left by a blow; an indentation or impression made
        by violence; a dent. --Dryden.
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              Every dint a sword had beaten in it [the shield].
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     3. Force; power; -- esp. in the phrase by dint of.
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              Now you weep; and, I perceive, you feel
              The dint of pity.                     --Shak.
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              It was by dint of passing strength
              That he moved the massy stone at length. --Sir W.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dint \Dint\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dinted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To make a mark or cavity on or in, by a blow or by pressure;
     to dent. --Donne. Tennyson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: interchangeable with `means' in the expression `by means

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  170 Moby Thesaurus words for "dint":
     alveolation, alveolus, amperage, armipotence, authority, bang,
     bash, bat, beating, beef, belt, biff, black power, blow, bonk,
     boss, brute force, bump, charge, charisma, chop, clip, clout,
     clump, cogence, cogency, colophon, compulsion, concavity,
     convexity, crack, cut, dactylogram, dactylograph, dash, dent,
     depress, dig, dimple, drive, drub, drubbing, drumming, duress,
     effect, effectiveness, effectuality, embossment, energy, engrave,
     excrescence, fingerprint, flower power, footmark, footprint,
     footstep, force, force majeure, forcefulness, fossil footprint,
     full blast, full force, furrow, fusillade, gouge, hit, honeycomb,
     ichnite, ichnolite, impress, impression, imprint, indent,
     indentation, indention, indenture, influence, jab, knock, lick,
     lump, main force, main strength, mana, might, might and main,
     mightiness, moxie, muscle power, notch, pad, paw print, pawmark,
     pelt, pimple, pit, pizzazz, plunk, pock, pockmark, poke, poop,
     potence, potency, potentiality, pound, power, power pack,
     power structure, power struggle, powerfulness, prepotency,
     press in, print, productiveness, productivity, pug, pugmark,
     puissance, pull, punch, punch in, push, rap, recess, seal,
     set back, set in, sigil, signet, sinew, slam, slog, slug, smack,
     smash, sock, stamp, steam, step, strength, stroke, strong arm,
     stud, sunken part, superiority, superpower, swat, swing, swipe,
     tamp, tattoo, thumbmark, thumbprint, thump, thwack, validity,
     vehemence, vestige, vigor, vim, virility, virtue, virulence,
     vitality, wattage, weight, whack, whop, yerk

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