Pinking
Pink Pink, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pinked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pinking}.] [OE. pinken to prick, probably a nasalized form of pick.] 1. To pierce with small holes; to cut the edge of, as cloth or paper, in small scallops or angles. [1913 Webster]

2. To stab; to pierce as with a sword. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. To choose; to cull; to pick out. [Obs.] --Herbert. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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