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  • n. Plural form of hatpin.


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  • Hugo Maertens, Bruges Nineteenth and 20th-century tie and hatpins feature in 'From Hairpin to Shoebuckle' in Antwerp.

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  • The upper rooms house an astounding collection of objects, from hatpins to garters, gathered by sculptor/traveller/hoarder Frederic Marès.

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  • Saxon, still unaccountably fumbling with her hatpins, stole a glance at him.


  • Although her heavy coat is unbuttoned on what appears to be a warm day, the hat always stayed on her head, fastened by two giant hatpins, the size of duelling swords.

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  •  He rolled the hare onto its back and used his mother's five-inch hatpins to anchor the paws to the earth.

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  • Damned cold, with a mean wind full of hatpins – pure raw winter eternal, laughing at ...

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  • Damned cold, with a mean wind full of hatpins – pure raw winter eternal, laughing at the conceits of spring.

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  • Inside the case were snuffboxes, hatpins, razors with bone handles, saltcellars with their dainty sterling silver spoons, and various pieces of jewelry recently acquired at an estate sale.


  • The instrumentalities falling into the second class, such as ordinary razors, pocket-knives, hatpins, canes, hammers, hatchets and other sharp or heavy objects, which are not weapons in the strict sense of the word and are not ‘dangerous or deadly’ to others in the ordinary use for which they are designed, may not be said as a matter of law to be ‘dangerous or deadly weapons.’

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  • < P class = MsoNormal style = "MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none" > Tonight there are additions: eyeballs in the form of hatpins with heads the size of marbles and colors of sky-blue and reflection-silver and end-of-days black.



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