Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tack with a large flat head, designed to be thrust in by the pressure of the thumb or a finger.
“I find bent and broken branches, even cut limbs. (illegal) And often as not, my prized tree probably has a reflective thumb-tack stuck in it.”
“In normal times £12 billion would be a vast sum to squander but when rescue packages of several hundred billions are regularly being announced both here and in America it sounds like a mislaid thumb-tack.”
“Oh, he's after the dog, I see, moving the canvases so the little beggar won't run a thumb-tack in his paw.”
“This paper I wet on _both_ sides and thumb-tack over an oil canvas the size of the picture to be painted.”
“(You can remove it just as easily by clicking the thumb-tack again.)”
“Just mouse over it and click the little thumb-tack icon that appears on the right edge.”
“The wrestling match will last about 45 minutes and may include a thumb-tack match.”
“Herb was always there, in the years before I was fully aware and in the years when I would thumb-tack baseball cards to my bedroom wall.”
“It may be necessary to fasten it down with a thumb-tack.]”
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