pilliewinkles
Pinnywinkles Pin"ny*win`kles, n. pl. An instrument of torture, consisting of a board with holes into which the fingers were pressed, and fastened with pegs. [Written also {pilliewinkles}.] [Scot.] --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

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  • Pinnywinkles — Pin ny*win kles, n. pl. An instrument of torture, consisting of a board with holes into which the fingers were pressed, and fastened with pegs. [Written also {pilliewinkles}.] [Scot.] Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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