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


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  • The only trouble with the cowpat pincushions is when you stick a pin in them they let out a great cloud of stinking vapour and leak a nasty greeny fluid all over the place, which you have to soak up by putting a blotter under the pincushion wherever you go. blotter/hemlock

    May 2008

  • They were two great scarlet satin pincushions, with E.C. and E.M. very neatly stuck in pins.

    The Wide, Wide World

  • Not sure what human pincushions he was hanging with, but there is nothing "delicate" about that habit.

    Michael Woods: Time to Ditch the Fried Piper Role, Keith Richards

  • I made charts of characters and graphs of rising and falling tension, marking scenes with arrows until the graphs looked like pincushions.

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  • Shay hated to have needles there, but her arms were like pincushions now.


  • As an added bonus for December we have adorable cupcake pincushions compliments of SWEET CUPPIN CAKES BAKERY AND CUPCAKERY SUPPLY.

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  • Prostitutes in Strathbane were raddled middle-aged \expndtw-1 women or pallid young girls with so many needle marks on \expndtw4 their arms they looked like pincushions.

    Poem About Never Growing Up

  • Some of the low tables were covered in a jumble of hammers in such variety as Richard had never imagined, their handles all sticking out, making the tabletops look like huge pincushions.

    Men Don't Leave Me

  • I like the idea of making pincushions from plasic bottle caps and making jewelry from metal bottle caps.

    Win a Copy of Sewing Green!

  • In addition, I carry some goods that are part or complete conjecture - I have pincushions to keep pins and needles safe, I have parchment tablets for weaving.

    Market Stall Organisation


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