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  • n. Plural form of pinner.

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Examples

  • That evening Sally was making 'pinners' for the milkers, who were now increased by two, for her mother and herself no longer joined in milking the cows themselves.

    Wessex Tales

  • Organizations hold rehearsals, and pinners practice their job.

    Radical-In-Chief

  • The low ratio of pinners to commenters may be due to some commenters playing the role of multiple characters.

    At the Mauve Café.

  • That evening Sally was making ‘pinners’ for the milkers, who were now increased by two, for her mother and herself no longer joined in milking the cows themselves.

    Wessex Tales

  • Ailie; but laced pinners, hastily put on to meet the stranger, with some other trifling articles of decoration, marked the difference between Mrs. Wilson, life-rentrix of Milnwood, and the housekeeper of the late proprietor.

    Old Mortality

  • They sent for the best tire-woman they could get to make up their head-dresses and adjust their double pinners, and they had their red brushes and patches from Mademoiselle de la Poche.

    The Blue Fairy Book

  • The backs of those in the distance, behung with bags, major perukes, pinners, &c. are most laughably ludicrous.

    The Works of William Hogarth: In a Series of Engravings With Descriptions, and a Comment on Their Moral Tendency

  • We had two splendid walnut-trees, and a mulberry-tree of immense size, which was an object of special abhorrence to "nurse," as for more than two months in the summer the children's frocks, pinners, &c., were dyed with the juice of the fruit.

    Our Farm of Four Acres and the Money we Made by it

  • "His Grace the Duke of Hamilton!" announces Mrs Abigail, very demure in her pinners at the door; and in walks his Grace, magnificent in manners and dress, and Mr Lepel's fury stopped on a breath, though he could not regain countenance as readily as Elizabeth.

    The Ladies A Shining Constellation of Wit and Beauty

  • In a letter to Mrs. Thomas Jones, in 1727, Mrs. Mary Stith asked: "When you come to London pray favor me in your choice of a suit of pinners suitably dressed with a crossknot roll or whatever the fashion requires, with suitable ruffles and handkerchief."

    Patrician and Plebeian Or The Origin and Development of the Social Classes of the Old Dominion

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