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vb. (Metal Working) To peen.


 - vb. To enclose; to confine; to pen; to pound.


 - n. A piece of wood, metal, etc., generally cylindrical, used for fastening separate articles together, or as a support by which one article may be suspended from another; a peg; a bolt. Especially, a small, pointed and headed piece of brass or other wire largely used for fastening clothes, attaching papers, etc. Hence, a thing of small value; a trifle. That which resembles a pin in its form or use; as: (a) A peg in musical instruments, for increasing or relaxing the tension of the strings. (b) A linchpin. (c) A rolling-pin. (d) A clothespin. (e) (Mach.) A short shaft, sometimes forming a bolt, a part of which serves as a journal. (f) (Joinery) The tenon of a dovetail joint. One of a row of pegs in the side of an ancient drinking cup to mark how much each man should drink. The bull's eye, or center, of a target; hence, the center. Mood; humor. (Med.) Caligo. See Caligo. An ornament, as a brooch or badge, fastened to the clothing by a pin; as, a Masonic ...

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