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  • n. Plural form of pin-hole.


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  • And there was that on Mahbub Ali which he did not wish to keep an hour longer than was necessary — a wad of closely folded tissue-paper, wrapped in oilskin — an impersonal, unaddressed statement, with five microscopic pin-holes in one corner, that most scandalously betrayed the five confederated Kings, the sympathetic Northern Power, a Hindu banker in


  • Between her mantilla and the back of her dress he could see the slope of her neck and the pin-holes of her pores and the slight down of hair that furred her spine.


  • They made their foes flee in horror because their swarthy aspect was fearful, and they had, if I may call it so, a sort of shapeless lump, not a head, with pin-holes rather than eyes.

    The Origin and Deeds of the Goths

  • Hirams left to sigh for her, there were pin-holes in the night of her despair, through which a ray of hope might find its way to -- an adorer.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 26, December, 1859

  • It was found that it is perfectly easy to obtain brilliant films of platinum by the following process, provided that the presence of a few pin-holes does not matter.

    On Laboratory Arts

  • If any pin-holes are found recap or repair with copper.

    Every Step in Canning

  • To discover pin-holes or any leaks in a tin can, immerse it in boiling water after sealing and if there is any bubbling from the can, you may rest assured it needs resealing.

    Every Step in Canning

  • Need I tell you of all my failures, such as films floating off the glass, oyster-shell markings, pin-holes, films splitting when dry, etc., etc., not to speak of going to business with fingers in fearful state with nitrate of silver and iron developer?

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 483, April 4, 1885

  • This reverses the direction of the current of gas, which then escapes through the pin-holes downward into a chamber, then turns upward along its sides to the tip, on entering which it again turns.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XVI., December, 1880.

  • Here is another burner, in which the orifice ends in a cap whose sides, near the bottom, are pierced with four pin-holes directed downward.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XVI., December, 1880.


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