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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of pinion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having wings or pinions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of birds) especially having the flight feathers
  • adj. bound fast especially having the arms restrained


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  • But Kane moved not as they took his blade and pinioned his iron hands.

    Archive 2010-05-01

  • Based on the autobiographical book by Aron Ralston, the film recounts how the canyoneer was forced to cut off his arm after it got pinioned by a boulder.


  • “To those red-blooded Americans who signed up to fight somebody and arrived in Ceylon to find themselves pinioned beneath P Division directives, the SEAC situation was just another form of British tyranny—frustration without representation,” she wrote.

    A Covert Affair

  • A story that was insufficient for whatever reason would be smashed atop the spike, the paper perforated and pinioned like a butterfly or the head of a traitor.

    No more 'spiking' and 'killing' in our kinder, gentler newsroom

  • Harley applauded from where he lay helplessly pinioned under his horse.


  • In a minute he had pinioned Jem, who sullenly yielded to the surprise.

    Mary Barton

  • I had got him down on his back, pinioned his arms with my knees, and was slowly throttling him, when the other man finished his work and turned on me also.

    CHAPTER 27

  • It must be remembered that all this while I lay helpless on my back, my arms pinioned along with my body inside the jacket.

    Chapter 11

  • He pinioned my right arm so that I could not withdraw my hand from my pocket, and at the same time clapped his other hand over my mouth.


  • Strips of fabric and plastic bags snagged on its barbs ought to billow in the disdainful drafts, but they too are pinioned fast.

    The Forsaken


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