breastpin


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breastpin

(ˈbrɛstˌpɪn)
n
(Jewellery) a brooch worn on the breast, esp to close a garment
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Noun1.breastpin - a decorative pin worn by womenbreastpin - a decorative pin worn by women  
pin - a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment
sunburst - a jeweled brooch with a pattern resembling the sun
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Run and put on your breastpin, and then come and tell us all about it."
To Jo I leave my breastpin, the one mended with sealing wax, also my bronze inkstand--she lost the cover--and my most precious plaster rabbit, because I am sorry I burned up her story.
They will counterfeit a fly, or a high-toned bug, or the ruined Coliseum, within the cramped circle of a breastpin, and do it so deftly and so neatly that any man might think a master painted it.
The officer who took him in hand, and who had a large straw hat and a diamond breastpin, was quite a man of the world, and in reply to the Count's formal declarations only said, "Well, I guess it's all right; I guess I'll just pass you," distributing chalk-marks as if they had been so many love-pats.
"I won't insult your intelligence by telling you how I read that, especially as, rather against the strict rules of your order, you use an arc-and-compass breastpin."