With the second barrel I pinked another bull, but he did not fall.
Who pinked—if that's the nasty word—who pinked the Dutchman in Utrecht?
They both cut and pinked lamp shades, and between them they earned at the utmost only two francs a day.
The mat will be prettier if the felt or cloth be scalloped or 'pinked.'
But one was not imaginary; my shoulder which Lucas had pinked and the doctor bandaged was throbbing painfully.
If you promise me you will come back for next summer, I won't get pinked.
"And I shall wear white glac with pinked flounces, instead of tulle puffings, you sly Linda," cried Letitia.
Only for a second, but in that second Lucas pinked his shoulder.
Whilst you were bringing the heavy blade down I pinked the wood with the light one, and you were not one whit the wiser.
He was at Mons, got pinked in the leg, and is now training Territorials.
1570s, common name of Dianthus, a garden plant of various colors, of unknown origin. Its use for "pale rose color" first recorded 1733 (pink-coloured is recorded from 1680s), from one of the colors of the flowers. The plant name is perhaps from pink (v.) via notion of "perforated" petals, or from Dutch pink "small" (see pinkie), from the term pinck oogen "half-closed eyes," literally "small eyes," which was borrowed into English (1570s) and may have been used as a name for Dianthus, which sometimes has pale red flowers.
The flower meaning led (by 1590s) to a figurative use for "the flower" or finest example of anything (e.g. Mercutio's "Nay, I am the very pinck of curtesie," Rom. & Jul. II.iv.61). Political noun sense "person perceived as left of center but not entirely radical (i.e. red)" is attested by 1927, but the image dates to at least 1837. Pink slip "discharge notice" is first recorded 1915. To see pink elephants "hallucinate from alcoholism" first recorded 1913 in Jack London's "John Barleycorn."
c.1200, pungde "pierce, stab," later (early 14c.) "make holes in; spur a horse," of uncertain origin; perhaps from a Romanic stem that also yielded French piquer, Spanish picar (see pike (n.2)). Or perhaps from Old English pyngan and directly from Latin pungere "to prick, pierce" (see pungent). Surviving mainly in pinking shears.