from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of pink.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of piercing or stabbing.
- n. The act or method of decorating fabrics or garments with a pinking iron; also, the style of decoration; scallops made with a pinking iron.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The operation or process of punching a decorative pattern of scallops and small holes or eyes along the margin of silk and other fabrics used for dress or upholstery. Also called pouncing.
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I'm not sure I could face my co-workers if I told them I had a night of "pinking" ahead of me.
The children inside the low rail fence were placing the brilliantly-striped wooden balls in a row in order to determine by 'pinking' at the stake who should have the advantageous last shot.
Instead, Nancy Brinker, Komen founder and the woman responsible for "pinking" the world, sees the report as yet another opportunity for activism.
My great-grandmother, Ethel Barrymore Grumbacker, left me her best pair of pinking sheers.
Turns out the pinking sheers that he tried to kill himself with were too dull to do the job and he lives.
After I revised my search by adding the words "chopped off," I did some more searching and I hit right quickly upon a short list of guys who most certainly do deserve to have an angry woman remove their soul poles with box cutters or pinking shears or whatever is lying about the house.
Watching how the early morning light is changing the world and pinking the snow.
Big clunky shoes, floppy pants or tight jeans, those ugly hoodies, hair looking like it was hacked off with a pair of pinking shears.
Anonymous said ... anonymous who mentioned the pinking sheered hair cuts: ha ha!
The flap of skin that tore away dripped like a melting ice-pop on a scorching summer day, the red pinking into round carnations like the ones in Mam's flowerbeds.