b. Twisted link, flat link, etc.
c. Top-chain, curb-chain, surveyor's chain, mooring-chain, etc.
Chains in olden times had three purposes.
（1.) They were worn as emblems of investiture or badges of office, as in the cases of Joseph and Daniel, in Egypt and Babylon.
The idea was preserved in Persia, and blossoms yearly in the civic ceremonies wherein London rejoices that she has found another mayor.
（2.) For ornament.
Necklaces, girdles, and anklechains were used by various nationhe winter solstice.
This complicated the construction of the dial of Ahaz referred to by Hezekiah, and which was probably brought from Damascus by Ahaz; we know that he obtained the pattern of an altar from thence.
We read (Daniel IV. 19) that Daniel was astonished for one hour, Chaldean time, which is not astonishing, considering the critical nature of the message he had to deliver.
Distinct intimation of the hours is given in connection with the setting up of the dial in the Quirinus at Ro