Chinese puzzle


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Chinese puzzle

n.
1. A very intricate puzzle of pieces that lock together.
2. Something very difficult or complex.

Chinese puzzle

n
1. (Games, other than specified) an intricate puzzle, esp one consisting of boxes within boxes
2. a complicated problem

Chi′nese puz′zle


n.
1. a very complicated puzzle.
2. anything very complicated or perplexing.
[1805–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chinese puzzle - intricate or ingenious puzzle consisting of boxes within boxes
puzzle - a game that tests your ingenuity
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He was dragging along some pointed flat pieces of ice, which he laid together in all possible ways, for he wanted to make something with them; just as we have little flat pieces of wood to make geometrical figures with, called the Chinese Puzzle.
replied Michel Ardan, who for his life could not do addition right, and who defined the rule as a Chinese puzzle, which allowed one to obtain all sorts of totals.
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He moulded it like clay, twisted and distorted it like a Chinese puzzle into any design he chose.
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A real Chinese puzzle on the nose with loads going on.

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