Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of a conical or peg shape, noting certain deformed teeth.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of peg.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Tapering toward teh bottom.
“With my 40 yard pin pegged on his vitals, when I released that arrow, I was sure that bull was mine.”
“I did not see the slobber that was coming out of his nose and mouth, I did not see the antlers on his head, all I saw was my 40 yard pin pegged on his vitals.”
“I had the killer pegged from the very beginning, for no obvious reason other than she looked guilty.”
“The last jail I was in pegged the hourly wage at the price of a postage stamp.”
“But, those are those over the age of 35 - most younger voters - many born in decades after the Marcos years have no memories of the those years other than the dictator label pegged on his father and conjugal nature of those years in power.”
“A professor of Music, Johnson said he traveled to Tijuana about a week after the protest; upon returning to the US, Johnson says he was handcuffed and arrested by customs agents after a listing associated with his name pegged him as armed and dangerous.”
“New currencies were minted, but this time they were "pegged" -- firmly tethered, that is, to the more muscular money of the rich nations, like the dollar, or a basket of world currencies.”
“The dropped frame rate is higher and the CPU utilization is "pegged" -- but for the most part the problems are not so bad as to cause audio drop outs.”
“Jimmy Stewart’s self-consciously down-to-earth writer in The Philadelphia Story thinks he has rich Katherine Hepburn pegged from the beginning, but by the end, he’s not so sure; Hepburn’s high-toned brittleness is something of a façade, her ex-husband Cary Grant shows the sort of cunning that other screwball comedies might have assigned to an average Joe, while her up-by-his-bootstraps fiancé, played by John Howard, proves a rather dull fellow indeed.”
“One of my mother’s less than stellar traits was doing something that I pegged from a young age as pricking pins in other people’s balloons.”
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