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drawing pin


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drawing pin
     1. n. A tack for attaching paper to a drawing board etc
     1. v. present participle of draw
     2. n. A picture, likeness, diagram or representation, usually drawn on paper.
     3. n. The act of producing such a picture.
     4. n. Such acts practiced as a graphic art form.
     5. n. An act or event in which the outcome (e.g., designating a winner) is selected by chance in the form of a blind draw, notably of lots, especially such a contest in which a winning name or number is sel
          1. v. To sketch, depict with lines, to produce a picture with pencil, crayon, chalk, etc. on paper, cardboard, etc.
          2. v. To drag, pull.
          3. v. To pull out (as a gun from a holster, or a tooth).
          4. v. To extract a liquid, or cause a liquid to come out, primarily water or blood, as in get water from a well, to run water for a bath, take a blood sample, or cause to bleed (the wound drew blood).
          5. v. To attract.
     1. n. A small device, made (usually) of drawn-out steel wire with one end sharpened and the other flattened or rounded into a head, used for fastening.
     2. n. A small nail with a head and a sharp point.
     3. n. A cylinder often of wood or metal used to fasten or as a bearing between two parts.
     4. n. A slender object specially designed for use in a specific game or sport, such as skittles or bowling.
     5. n. (in plural pins, informal) A leg.

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If such individuals can be induced to sit on an upturned drawing pin, the voice may be raised in a deleted expletive and the body projected forwards, though rather slowly. 

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