from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pin or pintle which fastens together the parts of a hinge.
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Pick up that hinge-pin and use it to drive out the others!
* The jaws, handles, shoulder, offset bend, and hinge-pin should be mentioned.
Re-enforced bottom of key where the hinge-pin enters, with superglue to harden the wood there, for better performance and prevent future damage.
For all the thunder and fury the original hockey stick generated (and I trust Mann and his team have their hard hats at the ready again), it's not the hinge-pin argument for global warming.
The hinge-pin is gold, you see, and on cleaning it, I found a tiny ruby at either side. "