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  • n. Plural form of pin-point.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of pin-point.


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  • The blood, tiny pin-points of it, seeps from Cesc, who smiles.

    The rise and rise of the tattoo

  • Misa has been following a blood pentagram across the city, where Satanists have been using random terrible accidents to sacrifice human lives as pin-points to set up the ultimate ritualistic summoning, a city-sized Star of David!

    Eko Eko Azarak (1995)

  • Beyond them I could see the smoky glare of the fires in the breach, a rubble-strewn gap a hundred yards wide, with a crazy barricade thrown across it; pin-points of flame were twinkling in the gloom, and shots whistled overhead, and then the first riders were at the barrier, jumping it or bursting through, sabres swinging.


  • Sure enough, the evening was being broken by the high-pitched keening of the death-songs; against the night sky I could see figures moving to and fro, and there were pin-points of torch-light all over the slope.


  • The pounding in my ears blotted out all other sounds, and my sight was going, for I could no longer make out his form, and the cabin lights were dwindling to pin-points.


  • He gazed in a sort of rapture upon that quivering little smudge of light among the shining pin-points — and gazed.

    In the Days of the Comet

  • And beyond the ring gleamed other sparks, a solid sea of them, fading away in the gloom until the farthest were mere tiny pin-points of light.

    Wings in the Night

  • But Mr Fadge knew that his enemy would smart under the poisoned pin-points, and that was something gained.

    New Grub Street

  • He squatted in a corner of the clanging waiting-room, rapt from all other thoughts; hands folded in lap, and pupils contracted to pin-points.


  • In Idaho, on those lonely reaches of desert and range, where the shadow of the sun by day and the courses of the constellations by night are the only things that move, these stars are a different matter from those bleared pin-points of the city after dark, seen through dust and smoke and the glare of electrics and the hot haze of fire-signs.

    The Passing of Cock-Eye Blacklock


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