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clothespin

[klohz-pin, klohth z-, klohs-] /ˈkloʊzˌpɪn, ˈkloʊðz-, ˈkloʊs-/
noun
1.
a device, such as a forked piece of wood or plastic, for fastening articles to a clothesline.
Origin of clothespin
1840-1850
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50; clothes + pin
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  • And, besides, clothespin Jimmy and I was raised side by side.

    Sudden Jim Clarence Budington Kelland
  • But clothespin Jimmy learned of the matter, which Jim did not know.

    Sudden Jim Clarence Budington Kelland
  • "As mute as a mouse, my clothespin," was the obedient reply.

    Robert Tournay William Sage
  • A rope to your foot, cockleburs in your hair, and a clothespin on your tongue.

    The Roycroft Dictionary Elbert Hubbard
  • As soon as we have our breakfast we'll start off to look for your clothespin house.

    Uncle Wiggily's Travels

    Howard R. Garis
  • "Yes, and I must go and find my clothespin house," said the pussy.

    Uncle Wiggily's Travels

    Howard R. Garis
  • If a clothespin is dropped, the player who dropped it must pick it up and pass it on.

    Games for Everybody May C. Hofmann
  • The General sucked a clothespin meditatively: his eyes were fixed on something beyond his immediate surroundings.

  • The General withdrew his lingering gaze from the clothespin, and turned his blue eyes wonderingly up to her.

  • "Now we must put out the fire," said the rabbit, as he and the pussy were ready to go look for the clothespin house.

    Uncle Wiggily's Travels

    Howard R. Garis

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