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Peg-float

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Peg-float a machine for rasping away the ends of pegs inside shoes
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand.; as in Dan. pig, a spike.

Usage

In literature:

There was a glimpse of purple drapery floating from a peg inside the closet.
"The Wind in the Rose-bush and Other Stories of the Supernatural" by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman
It's just an old floating log, like the one we pegged stones at the other day.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Sunny South" by Laura Lee Hope
On the rounded side of the floating hulk three men were clinging, looking like pegs of tops.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 15" by Various
On the rounded side of the floating hulk three men were clinging, looking like pegs of tops.
"Rose of Dutcher's Coolly" by Hamlin Garland
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