pinche

Definitions

  • Jo undertook to pinch the papered locks
    Jo undertook to pinch the papered locks
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pinche South American tamarin with a tufted head
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: An apple, onion, and potato all have the same taste. The differences in flavor are caused by their smell. To prove this you can pinch your nose and take a bite from each. They will all taste sweet.
    • n pinche Same as pincho.
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Quotations

  • Sir Roger L'Estrange
    Sir Roger L'Estrange
    “The devil helps his servants for a season; but when they get into a pinch; he leaves them in the lurch.”
  • Horace
    Horace
    “If a man's fortune does not fit him, it is like the shoe in the story; if too large it trips him up, if too small it pinches him.”
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel%20Butler
    “A friend who cannot at a pinch remember a thing or two that never happened is as bad as one who does not know how to forget.”
  • Bernard M. Baruch
    Bernard%20M.%20Baruch
    “Take the obvious, add a cupful of brains, a generous pinch of imagination, a bucketful of courage and daring, stir well and bring to a boil.”
  • Carl Jung
    Carl%20Jung
    “The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
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    “Our income are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and trip.”

Idioms

Feel the pinch - If someone is short of money or feeling restricted in some other way, they are feeling the pinch.
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Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches - This means that it's hard to know how much someone else is suffering..
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Pinch of salt - If what someone says should be taken with a pinch of salt, then they exaggerate and distort things, so what they say shouldn't be believed unquestioningly. ('with a grain of salt' is an alternative.)
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Usage

In literature:

He don't seem to know whether he's being pinched or not.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
They were bitter, but I pinched their necks and swallowed them whole.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
Trimming or pinching off the side buds throws the growth into the end bud.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
Poverty pinched this lad hard in his little garret study and his clothes were shabby, but what of that?
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Have a pinch, my dear sir?
"Yussuf the Guide" by George Manville Fenn
A very small pinch of brown sugar used in the same way is good, but the soda is thought preferable.
"My Pet Recipes, Tried and True" by Various
He must be dead or pinched or he'd be here by this time.
"Blacksheep! Blacksheep!" by Meredith Nicholson
For the rest, her cheeks were woefully pinched and her lips drooped wistfully.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Oh, the northwest wind like a lash, the pinched stomach, the dry lips, the wavering sight, the weariness excessive!
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
He pinched off more, and was frightened to find how much he had taken.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
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In poetry:

So we pinched, and scraped, and spared,
A little here and there:
Though our wages was but scanty,
The church did get a share.
"Church Building" by Frances Ellen Watkins
Silly gardener! summer goes,
And winter comes with pinching toes,
When in the garden bare and brown
You must lay your barrow down.
"The Gardener" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Did she think it me or--what,
Clutching her dress?
Her face so pinched that not
A star in a stormy spot
Shows half as much distress.
"The Eve Of All-Saints" by Madison Julius Cawein
I feast on fulness night and day,
Yet pinch'd for want I pine away,
My leanness, leanness, ah! I cry;
Yet fat and dulle of sap am I.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
Foxes, who deal in sly blows,
Pause, if you please, pause, if you please;
Trying to pinch other toes,
May not your own get a squeeze?
"To Foxes" by Menella Bute Smedley
Pinch of dust or withered flower,
Chance-flung nut or borrowed staff,
Serve his need and shore his power,
Bind the spell or loose the laugh!
"The Juggler's Song" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Which has been pinched by cuts.
Watch dough being rolled, pinched and pleated into dumplings in the kitchen window at Din Tai Fung.
Here's the scenario: the economy falters and local and regional governments feel the pinch.
Caterpillar Feels The Pinch Of High Interest Rates In China.
Hilling and pinching back.
Byrd's pinch-hit winner indicative of Alcoa team that finds a way.
Chuck Crow / The Plain Dealer With the exception of pinch-hitting duties, the upcoming nine-game road trip will be an extended vacation for Indians DH Travis Hafner.
Homeowners feeling the pinch from the stumbling economy are tapping a source of cash close to home: their basement, attic or extra bedroom.
PINCH a coin at its edge between the thumb and first fingers of your right hand and begin to place it in your left palm, without letting go.
A pinch of nurture and a poisonous dollop of testosterone.
Helium shortage puts a pinch on party balloons.
A national shortage of helium is putting a pinch on party balloon retailers and distributors, in part because of a tightening global market and production problems.
Consumers Start to Feel Pinch From Higher Grain Prices.
Jason Bay said he had no objection to Terry Collins pinch-hitting for him in the ninth inning Tuesday.
Man caught red-handed pinching 91 lobsters.
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In science:

The degenerate fiber over each leg is a pinched cylinder times S 1 .
Topological Strings and Quantum Curves
If a deformation close to a pole is not possible, we say that the contour is pinched.
A simple formula for the infrared singular part of the integrand of one-loop QCD amplitudes
Then the divergences of the one-loop amplitude related to a pinched contour are either due to soft or collinear partons in the loop.
A simple formula for the infrared singular part of the integrand of one-loop QCD amplitudes
Recently, Michalek and Tarantello (see and ) have obtained lower bound on the number of subharmonics of period kT , based on symmetry considerations and on pinching estimates, as in Sect. 5.2 of this article.
Using ATL to define advanced and flexible constraint model transformations
Recently, Michalek and Tarantello (see Michalek, R., Tarantello, G. 1982 and Tarantello, G. 1983) have obtained lower bound on the number of subharmonics of period kT , based on symmetry considerations and on pinching estimates, as in Sect. 5.2 of this article.
Using ATL to define advanced and flexible constraint model transformations
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