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stickpin

[stik-pin] /ˈstɪkˌpɪn/
noun
1.
a decorative straight pin with a jeweled or ornamented head and a long shaft with a sheath for encasing the point, used for holding an ascot or necktie in place.
Origin of stickpin
1900-1905
An Americanism dating back to 1900-05; stick2 + pin
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  • “My stickpin is gone and also one of my rings,” groaned Randy.

  • My watch and chain and stickpin are gone, and likewise all my badges!

  • He had announced the loss of a stickpin and six dollars and a quarter in cash.

  • He gazed wistfully at Dave's watchchain and at the stickpin.

    Dave Porter at Star Ranch Edward Stratemeyer
  • He gazed thoughtfully at Injun, who, out in the sunlight, was still admiring his stickpin.

  • Holding the pillow in place with65 one hand Shocker gained possession of the watch and chain and stickpin with the other.

    Dave Porter at Star Ranch Edward Stratemeyer
  • It might mount nicely into a stickpin for Bill, she thought; a memento of the Klappan Range.

    North of Fifty-Three

    Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • A gold-wire bracelet on her left wrist and a stickpin in her four-in-hand tie were her only ornaments.

    Otherwise Phyllis Meredith Nicholson
  • Colliver cried peevishly, "Why can't a man wear a passable ring and stickpin without it attracting the attention of other people?"

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