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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A small stiff cushion into which pins are stuck ready for use.

Usage examples (32)
  • She had to take the pins out of her mouth before she could speak, which was inconvenient, for no pincushion is ever so handy.
  • For Weekend Herb Blogging, Cyndi shares a cute photo of something she calls a pincushion plant, botanical name Nertera Granadensis.
  • The double sun Aptut belongs to the so-called pincushion sector of the 14th central galactic arm, per Arkonide catalogue notation.
  • The knot — what I've called the "pincushion" — is formed by wrapping the hair around a piece of fabric. for more
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