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  • noun A pin used to hold a scarf or tie in place.

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  • noun a pin used to hold the tie in place


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scarf +‎ pin


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  • The pearl in his scarfpin was a splendid specimen; he roughly calculated that it represented an expenditure of at least a hundred dollars; and she had flung it at him as carelessly as though she were tossing cherries from a tree.

    Otherwise Phyllis Meredith Nicholson 1906

  • His scarfpin was a gold whip four inches long and set with a half-inch turqoise in the middle.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 10 1905

  • Carefully dressed in the very worst of taste from his scarfpin to his boots, he had evidently just been too carefully shaved, for there were scratches on his wide, ludicrous face, and his smile was as rueful as a clown's.

    O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 Various

  • English from the tips of his pointed shoes to the horseshoe scarfpin in his necktie.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete Various

  • "Then I happened to see Professor Bumper a few seats ahead of me," went on Mr. Damon, "and, bless my scarfpin! he was coming to see you also."

    Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders, or, the Underground Search for the Idol of Gold Victor [pseud.] Appleton

  • The turkey held his head upon one side, apparently in critical admiration of the darky's quaint old scarfpin which resembled a grain of corn mounted on a needle.

    Uncle Noah's Christmas Inspiration Leona Dalrymple

  • ` ` Then I happened to see Professor Bumper a few seats ahead of me, '' went on Mr. Damon, ` ` and, bless my scarfpin! he was coming to see you also. ''

    Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders 1917

  • As the man and little girl came slowly up the walk toward the couple on the bench there was a faint tinkle at Cora's feet: her companion's scarfpin, which had fallen from his tie.

    The Flirt 1912

  • I thought it a good idea; the very sight of Edith tucking in her babies and sitting down beside the library lamp to embroider me a scarfpin-holder for Christmas would bring Margery back to normal again.

    The Window at the White Cat 1910

  • Bloom (born Higgins), deceased: a cameo scarfpin, property of Rudolph

    Ulysses James Joyce 1911


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