Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Safety pin: definitions

1. A holy object that can be used for multiple purposes. These uses are: Putting things together, prying things out of things, eating with, fixing one's braces with, preparing food, an ear ring, nose ring, naval ring, a fashionable piece of metal that comes in handy, and many other things.
"Do you have a safety pin? I gotta hole in my shirt."
-Urban Dictionary A veritable cornucopia of streetwise lingo, posted and defined by its readers.
2. a metal pin that is used for attaching things and that has a point at one end and a cover at the other into which the pointed end fits
- Merriman-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
3. British Englishsafety pin safety pin is a bent metal pin used for fastening things together. The point of the pin has a cover so that when the pin is closed it cannot hurt anyone....trousers which were held together with safety pins.
4. "[Safety]Pins never unfit you. You can wear them your whole life." - Open House for butterflies, Ruth Krauss (author) Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)

5. "A safety pin is both a tool and an effective metaphor for doing and believing there are small miracles to hold us together, the magic is common, practical, ever present, and versatile." - "About Us" The Safety Pin Cafe

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