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  • v. Present participle of pinion.


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  • Every trick and device he employed, butting in the clinches with the seeming of accident, pinioning Rivera's glove between arm and body, heeling his glove on Rivera's mouth to clog his breathing.

    The Mexican

  • He made a harsh sound under his breath and drove into her, pinioning her against the wall with deep, hard thrusts that seemed to reach to her very core.


  • I wouldn't feel sorry for Omohundro at any time, least of all with two of his bullies pinioning me and blowing baccy juice in my face, but I confess to a momentary pang just then, as though he'd passed port to the right.


  • Then the man pinioning her arms changed his hold, gripping both of her wrists in one hand and pulling her back hard against him.

    The Blackstone Key

  • Accordingly Judar lay down and the others with him, who waited till he was asleep, when they fell upon him together and gagging and pinioning him, before he was awake, carried him forth of the house,289 under cover of the night, — And Shahrazad perceived the dawn of day and ceased saying her permitted say.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So Sahim took him and pinioning him, haled him off with a rope, and

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • “Katf” = pinioning by tying the arms behind the back and shoulders (Kitf) a dire disgrace to free-born men.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • They said, “Yes”; whereupon he went up to them and, after pinioning their arms, laid them in the chests which he loaded on the back of a mule he had taken from the city.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Although the water was only thirty centimeters deep, the pinioning arms kept Hans from raising his face to the surface.

    Final Theory

  • Eddie played with Cadorna now, releasing the grip from his throat and pinioning his arms instead.

    "Terrors Unseen" by Harl Vincent, part 8


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