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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tool for cutting out pinked borders. The material is laid upon lead or other suitable substance, and the iron struck upon it with a hammer.
  • n. A sword. See pink, verb, 1.


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  • The man who knows how to use his eyes in his garden will observe, some day or other, a number of curious holes in the leaves of his lilac - and rose-trees, some of them round, some oval, as if idle but skilful hands had been at work with the pinking-iron.

    Bramble-Bees and Others


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