clothes-peg

[klohz-peg, klohth z-]

Origin of clothes-peg

First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for clothes-peg

Historical Examples of clothes-peg

  • There was a plaster Joan of Arc in the hall, close to the clothes-peg.

    Vanitas

    Vernon Lee

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

  • 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.

  • One little Piskey, somewhat taller than a clothes-peg, was the best dancer there, and his laugh was the merriest.