from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A decorative pin worn on a necktie.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An ornamented pin used to secure a necktie's end flat against the shirt, a tie tack.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a decorative pin that is worn in a necktie
In 1926, now in her 60s and egged on by her friends, this alter ego ventured out into high society as Spanish gentleman Don Carlos Balmori, complete with "overcoat, slouch felt hat, a false-diamond stickpin and a false black mustache."
He was attired in perfectly-tailored evening-dress, and the cut of the suit suggested that the large diamond stickpin in his cravat was the genuine article and not paste.
The thick red-gold hair had been brushed to a smooth gleam that swept the collar of a fine lawn shirt with tucked front, belled sleeves, and lace-trimmed wrist frills that matched the cascade of the starched jabot at the throat, decorated with a ruby stickpin.
A friend of mine had a lovely diamond stickpin that he wore in his tie, despite many warnings.
And shortly after that, it was as though someone took a - a stickpin and - and then hit a balloon.
Much as Smith wore an earthy rumpled sports jacket to contrast himself with starched lawyers, she came in conservative garb: a single strand of pearls and a little stickpin on a charcoal-gray suit.
When I poked it with my gold stickpin, shiny heart-shaped confetti cascaded around me.
Clad in tailcoat, weskit and tophat, with ascot and stickpin, every bit the Victorian gentleman, I would greet customers into the store.
It looked like a stickpin compared to the Wizard's blade.
He extracted a cloth bag, containing several pieces from recent burglaries, including the cravat stickpin, the broach, the guineas and the magnificent Westphalian ring from Mayhew's apartment.
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