Pinking iron
Pinking Pink"ing, n. 1. The act of piercing or stabbing. [1913 Webster]

2. The act or method of decorating fabrics or garments with a pinking iron; also, the style of decoration; scallops made with a pinking iron. [1913 Webster]

{Pinking iron}. (a) An instrument for scalloping the edges of ribbons, flounces, etc. (b) A sword. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • pinking iron — noun : a metal instrument for cutting or perforating designs on cloth, leather, or paper * * * a tool for perforating, or for notching or scalloping the edge of fabric, leather, etc. [1755 65] * * * pinking iron noun (archaic) A tool for pinking… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pinking iron — a tool for perforating, or for notching or scalloping the edge of fabric, leather, etc. [1755 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • Pinking — Pink ing, n. 1. The act of piercing or stabbing. [1913 Webster] 2. The act or method of decorating fabrics or garments with a pinking iron; also, the style of decoration; scallops made with a pinking iron. [1913 Webster] {Pinking iron}. (a) An… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pink|ing iron — «PIHNG kihng», a tool of iron or steel with a specially shaped end for pinking cloth. It is driven through the material by blows of a hammer on the other end …   Useful english dictionary

  • pink|er — «PIHNG kuhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that pinks. 2. = pinking iron. (Cf. ↑pinking iron) …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Hem — To hem a piece of cloth (in sewing), a garment workerfolds up a cut edge, folds it up again, and then sews it down. The process of hemming thus completely encloses the cut edge in cloth, so that it cannot unravel.A hem is also the edge of cloth… …   Wikipedia

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