Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pin used for fastening a shawl.

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Examples

  • Her shawl-pin was a heavy gold anchor and chain, and her wrists were clasped with heavy gold bracelets, bearing a shield, on which was inscribed a sailor with his quadrant poised, in the act of taking the sun.

    The Von Toodleburgs Or, The History of a Very Distinguished Family

  • She quietly drew out her shawl-pin and drove it into his arm, without any remark or other attention to him.

    The Autobiography of a Journalist

  • Herrick 12.34 mentions the case of a boy of fourteen months who swallowed a shawl-pin two inches long, which remained in the lungs four years, during which time there was a constant dry and spasmodic cough, and corresponding depression and emaciation.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Ashhurst shows a fibrinous cast, similar to that found in croup, caused by a foreign body removed by Wharton, together with a shawl-pin, from a patient at the Children's Hospital seven hours after the performance of tracheotomy.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Herrick mentions the case of a boy of fourteen months who swallowed a shawl-pin two inches long, which remained in the lungs four years, during which time there was a constant dry and spasmodic cough, and corresponding depression and emaciation.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • I donned the linen duster and with tight squeezing managed to button it around me, and turning up the collar pinned it over with a long black shawl-pin.

    Twenty Years of Hus'ling

  • "That's not true," asserted Sinclair: "he's bigger than the head of my mamma's shawl-pin, and that's ever so big."

    Eyebright A Story

  • The two lower drawers of the bureau were half open (she had forgotten to shut them); and on its marble top lay her shawl-pin and a soiled cuff.

    Tales of the Argonauts

  • Mrs. Tracy was at once summoned to the scene, and the missing wraps were found in the ladies 'room, where Harold had carried them, but the gold-headed shawl-pin was gone and could not be found.

    Tracy Park

  • She was nervous and excitable; and on the second day of her stay at the hotel, the chambermaid discovered her in her room, on her knees before the fireplace, apparently investigating the course of the flue; but when the girl asked her what she was doing, she answered that she was looking for her shawl-pin, which she had dropped.

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