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  • n. Plural form of breastpin.


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  • All the women were ornamented, decked in chains, bracelets and breastpins, in hoop earrings with bead pendants, jewelry with a hammered look, a pounded look, and one chewed a carrot stick and talked about her kids.


  • Six breastpins deck his horrid front, and on his fingers shine

    High-Toned Southern Gentleman

  • In the year 1805, this venerable old man was an apprentice to that Mr. Dodge who began in Providence the manufacture of ear-rings, breastpins, and rings, -- the only articles made by the Providence jewellers for many years.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 122, December, 1867

  • Rings, breastpins, and similar superfluities, are in great demand among them.

    Choice Readings for the Home Circle

  • Fortunately, they are short of funds, or Mr. Beecher might have disappeared after the manner of Romulus, and never have come to light, except in the saintly fashion of relics, -- such as white finger-rings and breastpins, like those which some devotees of the

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 75, January, 1864

  • Many preserved specimens show the great skill of Greek goldsmiths 'breastpins.

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

  • The wide lawn was green with the fresh spring grass, amid which a lively company of field-larks were busily searching for grasshoppers and grubs, their gay yellow breasts and jetty breastpins glancing in the sunlight as they raised their heads from time to time to utter their soft whistling notes.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 099, March, 1876

  • She found a beautiful box with an inlaid cover that was filled with all sorts of fascinating trinkets; earrings and breastpins and droll bracelets of tarnished silver set with jade and coral -- queer little letters folded in triangles with gay red wax seals, addressed in French, most of them -- a soft black lace shawl -- Felicia was trailing about grandly when

    Little Miss By-The-Day

  • Books, pictures, household furniture, finger rings, ear rings, breastpins and other articles of feminine adornment and wear, attested the catholic taste and temper of these patriots.

    Destruction and Reconstruction: Personal Experiences of the Late War

  • They liked to look at it, shining like bracelets and breastpins.

    Tell Me Another Story The Book of Story Programs


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