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[klohz-peg, klohth z-] /ˈkloʊzˌpɛg, ˈkloʊðz-/
noun, British.
a clothespin.
Origin of clothes-peg
First recorded in 1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • There was a plaster Joan of Arc in the hall, close to the clothes-peg.


    Vernon Lee
  • "There is a clothes-peg sticking into the back of my head," remarked Mr. Travers.

    The Boatswain's Mate W.W. Jacobs
  • The mere notion of the passage and the clothes-peg and the umbrella-stand annihilated him.

    Notwithstanding Mary Cholmondeley
  • I went to bed that night with a clothes-peg out of the yard on it, to improve its shape.

    The Celebrity at Home Violet Hunt
  • One little Piskey, somewhat taller than a clothes-peg, was the best dancer there, and his laugh was the merriest.

  • At night he tore the cord off the blind, and, seeing nothing through his tears, began to fasten it to the hook of the clothes-peg.

    The Gentleman from San Francisco Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin

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