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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of thumbtack.


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  • In one corner of my cubicle, I've thumbtacked a battered old AOL floppy disk.

    Lessons from AOL as it turns 25

  • Photocopies of this portrait are plastered on every bus shelter and lamppost and thumbtacked on every post office and public school bulletin board.

    Here Comes Another Lesson

  • Migration maps were thumbtacked to her apartment walls; encyclopedic census reports barricaded her bed.

    Strangers at the Feast

  • Katy awoke to orchids and plumeria, a handmade lei, and a thumbtacked Hawaiian panorama.

    Spider Bones

  • Above them, to my left, hung four pages that had been clipped out of newspapers and thumbtacked to the wall.

    The Hanging Tree

  • Dad kept the recipe thumbtacked inside the cabinet where the Calumet baking powder and the Morton salt were kept.

    Grandpa's special pancakes | Homesick Texan

  • Sketches were thumbtacked to the walls; partially finished paintings stood on half a dozen easels.

    Rot & Ruin

  • Posters of Bruce Lee, Barb Wire, John Elway, the Watchmen, and Carmelo Anthony were thumbtacked to the shabby plaster wall.


  • I got my ladder out, took an old sarong I'd gotten in the Bahamas, and thumbtacked it over the crescent window that the cardinal had been hurling itself at.

    birds do the weirdest things

  • And finally, scribbled with customary flair on a half ripped paper thumbtacked above his desk:

    John Cusack: Good-bye Hunter S.


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