from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A relatively large decorative pin or clasp.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A piece of women’s ornamental jewellery having a pin allowing it to be fixed to garments worn on the upper body.
- v. To adorn as with a brooch.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An ornament, in various forms, with a tongue, pin, or loop for attaching it to a garment; now worn at the breast by women; a breastpin. Formerly worn by men on the hat.
- n. A painting all of one color, as a sepia painting, or an India painting.
- transitive v. To adorn as with a brooch.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ornamental clasp consisting of a pin and a projecting or covering shield, used for fastening the dress, or merely for display.
- To adorn with or as with a brooch or brooches.
- n. A monotint, or picture in one color, as a sepia sketch.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a decorative pin worn by women
- v. fasten with or as if with a brooch
Yet these were the years that most intrigued me; as I continued my research, I found out she may have had a broken romance with Prince Leopold of England but ended up marrying another man (while wearing a diamond brooch from the Prince on her wedding dress); as a mother, she suffered heartbreak during
VINTAGE AVON BRUSHED GOLD APPLE PIN/BROOCH butterfly pin brooch gold silver enamel cloisonne 2″
Vintage Gold Toned Leaf Pin/Brooch Sarah Coventry butterfly pin brooch gold silver enamel cloisonne 1. 2″
Sunburst pin brooch Pink and White with goldtone metal
For the brooch is an engagement present from Tsar Nicholas II, the last emperor of Russia, to then Princess Alix of Hesse who was to become his wife in 1894.
That there would be a time, lurking in the foggy years to come, when the brooch was the lone key to her survival.
The 4cm-long brooch, which is about three quarters intact, was found alongside a broken silver coin.
Just for the record, the brooch was a gilded turtle with a big, cracked green gem for a shell.
In medieval times the form of the brooch was usually a simple, flat circular disk, with open centre, the pin being equal in length to the diameter of the brooch.
Hiding the brooch is a proof he saw me, I'm afraid.