Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as tent-pin.

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Examples

  • Some won't forgive Anne McCaffrey her tent-peg hypothesis, while others won't let Heinlein get away with any of a wide variety of sins.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • They drive tent-peg size fangs into your neck and rip open your tender belly with windmilling rear claws while their foreclaws hold you in place and they call you dirty names in leopardese.

    Terror Week presents: Eaters of Man!

  • "Leopards drive tent-peg size fangs into your neck and rip open your tender belly with windmilling rear claws while their foreclaws hold you in place and they call you dirty names in leopardese."

    Terror Week presents: Eaters of Man!

  • We even found tent-peg holes and trampled hollows where they had had a couple of doorways.

    See Delphi and Die

  • Sons of Flight13? withered be their hands! palsied be their fingers! the foul mustachioed fellows, basest of the Arabs that ever hammered tent-peg, sneaking cats, goats of Al-Akhfash!

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • No matter he's King of only about as far as he can see, he's paid for mercs enough to pound you inta the ground like a tent-peg if you make him mad.

    Fiddler Fair

  • This time he worked faster because he was simply sharpening the stick, turning it into something that looked like a small tent-peg.

    The Waste Lands

  • Then, very solemnly, Timmy carried the tent-peg to Julian.

    Five Are Together Again

  • In years gone by I had seen many a Balaclava _mêlée_, many a slicing of the lemon, many a securing of the tent-peg.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, June 6, 1891

  • "Arrrrr!" said Kiki, and dropped the tent-peg on to Jack's head.

    The Sea of Adventure

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