Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ornamental pin worn in a scarf or necktie.
“His well-brushed top hat glittered, his varnished boots glittered, and his rings and scarf-pin glittered; in fact, so resplendent was his appearance that he looked like an animated diamond coming along in the blazing sunshine.”
“He may not answer your kind enquiries, but look you up and down from the welt of your boot to your scarf-pin.”
“The man, whose incinerated body still lay curled in its bed of cinders, had been dressed at the moment of disaster; even to the watch, the cuff-buttons, the studs, the very scarf-pin.”
“He wore a double-jeweled ring on his apoplectic finger, and a scarab scarf-pin.”
“He took a bath and changed his clothes, and then proceeded to town and bought himself a white neck-tie, and a scarf-pin that cost seventy-five cents.”
“Except for the miner's hip boots, which he wore, he was rather handsomely dressed, and would have been called tastefully so in the betting ring of a metropolitan race-track, where his diamond scarf-pin and ring would have been admired.”
“However, either bride or groom gives something to the bridesmaid and a scarf-pin to each usher.”
“You spoke too soon, Frank," said Phil, showing a pair of cuff links, while Joe made every one laugh by assuming dandified airs as he stuck in his tie a pretty scarf-pin.”
“You can buy very pretty owls 'heads under glass, arranged to wear as a scarf-pin.”
“His father had inspired him with a horror of jewellery; for once, when he had spent the savings of a month upon a cheap scarf-pin, the elder Armstrong had wrathfully asked him what he meant by sticking that brass-headed nail in his chest, and had thrown the gewgaw into the fire.”
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