Chain

A chain is a series of connected links which are typically made of metal. A chain may consist of two or more links.

  • Those designed for lifting, such as when used with a hoist; for pulling; or for securing, such as with a bicycle lock, have links that are torus shaped, which make the chain flexible in two dimensions (The fixed third dimension being a chain's length.)
  • Those designed for transferring power in machines have links designed to mesh with the teeth of the sprockets of the machine, and are flexible in only one dimension. They are known as roller chains, though there are also non-roller chains such as block chain.
  • Two distinct chains can be connected using a quick link which resembles a carabiner with a screw close rather than a latch.

    Uses for chain

    Uses for chain include:

    Decoration

  • Chain of office, collar or heavy gold chain worn as insignia of office or a mark of fealty in medieval Europe and the United Kingdom
  • Decorating clothing, some people wear wallets with chains connected to their belts, or pants decorated with chains
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    French retailer Casino sells shares in Brazil's Assai to cut debt

    Canada Dot Com 28 Nov 2022
    ... Brazilian cash-and-carry chain Assai as part of its general debt-cutting plans....
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    French retailer Casino launches stake sale in Brazil's Assai

    Reuters 28 Nov 2022
    PARIS, Nov 28 (Reuters) - French supermarket retailer Casino (CASP.PA) said on Monday that it had launched a stake sale in Brazilian cash-and-carry chain Assai (ASAI3.SA) as part of its general debt-cutting plans, lifting its struggling shares ... debt burden and its low cash flows....
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    French retailer Casino launches stake sale in Brazil’s Assai

    FX Empire 28 Nov 2022
    PARIS (Reuters) – French supermarket retailer Casino said on Monday it had launched a stake sale in Brazilian cash-and-carry chain Assai as part of its general debt-cutting plans ... Based on Assai’s closing share price of 19.21 Brazilian real ($3.55) on Nov ... ($1 = 5.4098 reais) ... Advertisement ... Loading ... .......
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    China Daily 28 Nov 2022
    This year, the forum is titled "The Ever-Changing World ... The forum will focus on areas such as the global economic outlook, debt risk and prevention, climate investment and carbon pricing, global value and supply chains, sustainable development, the Belt and Road Initiative as well as the growth of the Greater Bay Area ...

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