pinfold

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pinfold a pen where stray animals are confined
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pinfold A place in which stray cattle or domestic animals are confined; a pound; a penfold. "A parish pinfold begirt by its high hedge."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pinfold A place in which stray cattle are temporarily confined; a pound.
    • n pinfold A fold or inclosure for animals.
    • pinfold To confine in a pound or pinfold; impound.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pinfold pin′fōld a pound or enclosure for cattle
    • v.t Pinfold to impound
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
For pindfold,. See Pinder Pound an inclosure, and Fold an inclosure

Usage

In literature:

Surgeon Pinfold, Blackacre Buildings; there's the address.
"The Fallen Leaves" by Wilkie Collins
II.ii.9 (367,1) Lipsbury pinfold] The allusion which seems to be contained in this line I do not understand.
"Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies" by Samuel Johnson
Why, they must have been fairly starved on purpose; nay, they must have been in the pinfold all the time he had been laid up.
"Stories of Comedy" by Various
The cottage at one corner of the Pool is the ancient pinfold, and the rent of it was paid to the lord of the manor.
"Recollections of Old Liverpool" by A Nonagenarian
The PINFOLDS are light, rather tall, not heavy.
"The Gypsies" by Charles G. Leland
Places of confinement are represented by Gale, gaol (Chapter III), Penn, whence Inkpen (Berkshire), Pond, Pound, and Penfold or Pinfold.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
Like sheep hounded into their pinfold; bleating for mercy, where is no mercy, but only a whetted knife?
"Thomas Carlyle" by Hector Carsewell Macpherson
Would you have Providence to shoot you here sitting, like so many hares hunted into a pinfold?
"The Campaner Thal and Other Writings" by Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
Would you have Providence to shoot you here sitting, like so many hares hunted into a pinfold?
"Translations from the German (Vol 3 of 3)" by Thomas Carlyle
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In news:

Pinfold 's debut, The Django (2010), featured striking artwork, but lacked direction.
Brett Pinfold breaks 4 team records.
Two members of the First Colony Swim Team, Brett Pinfold and Kaitlyn Swinney, recently competed in the 2012 USA Swimming Junior Nationals meet on Aug 13-17 in Indiandapolis, Indiana.
Levi Pinfold , Author, Levi Pinfold , Illustrator.
Pinfold 's debut is narrated by a gypsy boy named Jean whose life takes a nasty turn when a Django shows up in his caravan one day.
Pinfold's debut, The Django (2010), featured striking artwork, but lacked direction.
Levi Pinfold, Author, Levi Pinfold, Illustrator.
Pinfold's debut is narrated by a gypsy boy named Jean whose life takes a nasty turn when a Django shows up in his caravan one day.
Jim Pinfold, from South Portland to Sri Lanka, with love.
Jim Pinfold, from South Portland to Sri Lanka , with love.
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In science:

Pinfold at this conference, to appear in these proceedings.
Electroweak results from the Z resonance cross-sections and leptonic forward-backward asymmetries with the ALEPH detector
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