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

  Brink \Brink\ (br[i^][ng]k), n. [Dan. brink edge, verge; akin to
     Sw. brink declivity, hill, Icel. brekka; cf. LG. brink a
     grassy hill, W. bryn hill, bryncyn hillock.]
     The edge, margin, or border of a steep place, as of a
     precipice; a bank or edge, as of a river or pit; a verge; a
     border; as, the brink of a chasm. Also Fig. "The brink of
     vice." --Bp. Porteus. "The brink of ruin." --Burke.
     [1913 Webster]
           The plashy brink of weedy lake.          --Bryant.
     [1913 Webster] brinkmanship

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a region marking a boundary [syn: brink, threshold,
      2: the edge of a steep place
      3: the limit beyond which something happens or changes; "on the
         verge of tears"; "on the brink of bankruptcy" [syn: verge,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  35 Moby Thesaurus words for "brink":
     bank, board, border, bordure, brim, brow, coast, edge, featheredge,
     flange, frame, fringe, hem, labellum, labium, labrum, ledge, limb,
     limbus, lip, list, marge, margin, perimeter, periphery, point,
     ragged edge, rim, selvage, shore, side, sideline, skirt, threshold,

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