Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pin or stud attached to the quadrant-arm in a spinning-mule to effect an acceleration of the spindle in forming the cop.
“Does anyone have a nose-peg and some rubber gloves?”
“Emprisoning the cheese in a tupperware container works, but creates a ticking time bomb: it is advisable to wear goggles/nose-peg when you decide to liberate the contents.”
“Besides the sun-sign Kin, which the god bears on his body, his representations are distinguished by a peculiar nose ornament (Fig. 36) which, as may be seen by comparison with other similar pictures in the Dresden manuscript, is nothing but a large and especially elaborate nose-peg.”
“At the moment that I was putting the loop of his line on to the nose-peg, he reared up and struck me on the chest, his hobble-chain adding power to the blow, which sent me spinning on to my back.”
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