safety pin


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n safety pin a pin in the form of a clasp; has a guard so the point of the pin will not stick the user
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Walter Hunt patented the safety pin in 1849. He later sold the patent rights for only $400.
    • Safety pin a pin made in the form of a clasp, with a guard covering its point so that it will not prick the wearer.
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In literature:

She was so pleased that she gave me a safety-pin as a present, so as to fasten up my handkerchief, which I was always losing.
"Marie Claire" by Marguerite Audoux
The safety pin had left too large a loop-hole.
"Rosemary" by Josephine Lawrence
Two dozen large safety pins.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
At first I couldn't make out whether it's woe, or if she's swallowed a safety pin.
"Shorty McCabe on the Job" by Sewell Ford
Safety-pins and their surprises had to be investigated, and an admiring throng crowded around, marveling at Kali's daring.
"The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy" by Florence Partello Stuart
The condemned man had had the front of his rough shirt fastened with a safety-pin which had worked loose.
"The Book of All-Power" by Edgar Wallace
Do you think we're going to start out to conquer the world with safety-pins?
"Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Safety pins for mine.
"Skinner's Dress Suit" by Henry Irving Dodge
Every one of those three safety-pins is showing, and they each look a foot long!
"The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation" by Annie Fellows Johnston
Do you use safety pins to fasten them with?
"Virginia" by Ellen Glasgow

In poetry:

We'd a military wedding in Shoreditch
Walking under the sword and lance
Two bridesmaids held up Tallulah's train
And two safety pins held up my pants
"The Infernal Triangle" by Billy Bennett

In news:

The beetle was attached to a travelers sweater by a chain and safety pin.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the pins can detach and climbing strap can break free.
As Uses Grow, Tiny Materials' Safety Is Hard to Pin Down .
Who Wore Versace's Safety Pin Dress Best: Lady Gaga or Elizabeth Hurley.
Lady Gaga was in Milan, located in her ancestral country of Italy and she channeled fellow Italian, designer diva Donatella Versace, while wearing a safety pin dress that showed off plenty of her tattoos.
In the late '70s, when the alternaworld sprang fully formed and safety-pinned from the head of Zeus (or John Lydon, depending on whom you ask), a quieter rock revolution got under way on the tiny Pacific island of New Zealand.
In a fashion statement only the French would make, a Parisian designer is selling a $1,395 tank top made to look like a tattered American flag marred by cigarette-burn holes and held together by safety pins.
Don't be surprised if you want to keep this safety pin dress for yourself.
Who Wore Versace's Safety Pin Dress Best: Lady Gaga or Elizabeth Hurley .
Showing skin in a sexy, safety pin dress wasn't the only way Lady Gaga made a splash in Milan this week.
Polish up your safety pins.
Unfastening one safety pin after another, I became more irritated by the second.
I've seen these kind of MacGyver fashion videos before: "with just a hand towel and a safety pin, you can look like a super model too".
In a hand towel and a safety pin, I look like someone who really, really needs to do some laundry.
The singer's dress split down the left side while she was changing to prepare for the casino's 20th anniversary party at Jet nightclub, prompting her to close the tear with a batch of safety pins and staples .

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