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verb as in attach, hold in place

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Imprint whimsical holiday scenes – including detailed snowflakes, trees and reindeer – onto sugar cookies, pie crusts, and even pastas from solid beech wood rolling pins that’ll give Martha a run for her baking-maven money.

Perhaps at another time their seasons would be hopeful pins of light for a rebuilding team.

Or, if you’re deeply committed to making every inch of your first pie from scratch, you can roll up your sleeves, dust a rolling pin, and get to work.

From Eater

Bringing this message to an ad-tech conference is a bit like bringing a safety pin to a balloon conference.

The beetle is known for being so durable that it bends the steel pins usually used to mount insects for display, says Michael Caterino.

But Khin Mar Cho is pinning her hopes on the international community.

He often made the compositions by pinning the pieces of paper he had cut directly onto the walls around him.

Team Obama is pinning its hopes on early voters; Team Romney is banking on high turnouts Nov. 6.

I think for Obama, pinning Romney down on his tax plan is key.

Amidst “all of this pinning and mapping,” Ben confesses to dread and hopelessness.

He tried to get hold of himself again—he talked to himself, pinning his attention on the task of his hands.

Quite suddenly came a soft sussuration overhead, a light-beam lanced down, pinning us there.

There was an arrow pinning the Greek's left arm just below the elbow to the cushion, and the blood was flowing.

In this a man swathes himself, somewhat as a Highlander does in his plaid, pinning it over the shoulder and leaving the arms free.

But Mina kept hers on it, pinning it immovably to the table.


On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pinning, such as: fasten, fix, affix, clasp, bind, and immobilize.

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