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[skahrf-pin] /ˈskɑrfˌpɪn/
Origin of scarfpin
First recorded in 1855-60; scarf1 + pin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I observe that his scarfpin is working its way out from his tie.

    Of All Things Robert C. Benchley
  • Mr. MacFurdle, on receiving my memo, adjusts his scarfpin and calls his secretary.

    Of All Things Robert C. Benchley
  • The watch was taken from Paxton, the scarfpin from Ritter, and Coulter lost the five-dollar gold piece.

    The Mystery at Putnam Hall Arthur M. Winfield
  • You are positive that you had the scarfpin when you came home, Ditmore?

    The Mystery at Putnam Hall Arthur M. Winfield
  • They rested, instead, on the scarfpin which Buller had termed a "peach," but they did not see it.

    Red Pepper Burns Grace S. Richmond
  • Then, of a sudden, he added: "Do you suspect anybody of taking the scarfpin?"

    The Mystery at Putnam Hall Arthur M. Winfield
  • She drew forth the hatpin which is so much deadlier than the scarfpin of the species.

    The Shriek Charles Somerville
  • Jewelry—Gold links, and studs, gold watch guard, and scarfpin.

    The Copeland Method Vanness Copeland
  • But there stood the ubiquitous Magdalena again, with the scarfpin!

    Great Opera Stories Millicent Schwab Bender
  • She donated this scarfpin, and this morning Jill Briggs came in and presented the trophy.

    The Gorgeous Girl Nalbro Bartley

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