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  • n. Plural form of hairpin.


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  • The updated code requires new homes to have tamper-resistant receptacles, designed to prevent children from inserting objects such as hairpins, keys and nails that could cause them to receive a shock.

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  • And in the cracks there paper clips, hairpins, and toothpicks.

    The Little Things

  • Jane clutched at her head, knocking out hairpins and destroying the last vestige of her attempt at a hairstyle.


  • If by any chance you're handy with the hot rollers or brush and can handle hairpins then you're among the lucky ones who can persuade your tresses into dramatically different looks with a few twists of the wrist.

    The long and the short of it

  • In the struggle under water, before he permitted her to wrench clear, her rubber cap was torn off, and her hairpins pulled out, so that she came up gasping for air and half-blinded by her wet-clinging hair.


  • Here she was, her hair in a style that made you think of all those films where the secretary suddenly takes out her hairpins and whips off her glasses and her boss whispers that he never realized she was so beautiful.

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  • It was dangerous all right, but no more so than hundreds of other hairpins I've negotiated in Mexico.

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  • Our journey here had been long: it's not far from the coast, but the road had more hairpins than a Sicilian wedding.

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  • Her light brown hair was piled in a swirl at the back of her head, hairpins stuck in at intervals around the circumference to keep it in place.

    Time of Death

  • Xiang is pretty unvergleichlich herself, but big hair and bigger hairpins tend to remind me of an ugly scene from my youth involving a vice cop, an underage Carmen Miranda drag queen, and a glory hole ...

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