Definition of Pinking

1. n. The act of piercing or stabbing.



Definition of Pinking

1. Verb. (present participle of pink) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pinking

1. a method of cutting or decorating [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pinking

pinkened
pinkening
pinkens
pinker
pinkers
pinkest
pinkey
pinkeye
pinkeyes
pinkeys
pinkie
pinkier
pinkies
pinkiest
pinkify
pinking (current term)
pinking-shear
pinking shears
pinkings
pinkish
pinkishly
pinkishness
pinkishnesses
pinkly
pinkness
pinknesses
pinko
pinkoes
pinkos
pinkroot

Literary usage of Pinking

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1. The hand-book of dress-making by Mary J. Howell (1845)
"... fn pinking is an elegant style of trimming in gros de Naples: it is done by means of a punch and a block of lead; both are very inexpensive articles. ..."

2. The Life and Times of Samuel Crompton: Inventor of the Spinning Machine by Gilbert James French, Robert Cole (1860)
"From 1729 to 1738 (when Paul took out his first patent) I find no trace of his proceedings except that he had invented a machine for the pinking of crapes, ..."

3. Lancashire Worthies by Francis Espinasse (1874)
"For a considerable time after Paul had obtained his patent for spinning cotton, he appears to have carried on the pinking business; for there is among the ..."

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