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  • n. A short nail or tack coated with tin
  • n. A drawing pin / thumbtack
  • n. Meaning "sack" (lose one's job).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. tack or small nail of tinned iron


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  • Not only out of its place is like a tintack loose on the floor; it might have been most serviceable somewhere else, & is capable of giving acute & undeserved pain where it is.

    Not only . . . but (also) . . .

  • Paul's hiding-place for his literary work was above these sheets of paper, and one day when old Armstrong stood by his side, a tintack gave way beneath the superincumbent weight, and the whole bundle of scraps in verse and prose fell at the author's feet Armstrong stooped for it, and Paul went red and white, and his legs shook beneath him.

    Despair's Last Journey


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