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.