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noun as in push pin

noun as in tack

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A gram of some fynbos plants’ root tissue – about the mass of a thumbtack – can stretch over 15 football field lengths of territory.

The chart’s dense web of arrows and connections bore an unmistakable resemblance to an obsessive’s cork board covered with red string and thumbtacks.

A thumbtack is inserted in the standard near the top to prevent the box from being lifted entirely from the base.

Lay the stencil pattern in position and thumbtack it down to the cheese cloth and blotting paper.

If knives are used to cut out the design, thumbtack the leather before commencing.

The latter she suspended by a thumbtack beside the mirror of her bureau.

She took the miniature, thumbtack and all, from the wall, 183 and put it in her wrist bag.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to thumbtack, such as: drawing pin, fastener, tack, and thumb tack.

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