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A wooden or plastic clip for securing clothes to a clothes line.
- ‘Lay the ends along the cord and secure with the clothespin while you prepare three new yarns.’
- ‘While she scrubbed the garments in a soapy tub with her washboard, Jack used clothespins to hang them upon long lines of string attached to trees.’
- ‘I went round to my local pound shop and bought a pack of 100 wooden clothes pegs.’
- ‘Handmade clothes pegs simply can't compete with imported plastic pegs.’
- ‘Cut identical stocking shapes from two pieces of foam then clip them together with clothespins.’
- ‘Use the clothes pegs to hold the fabric or paper in place until the glue has dried.’
- ‘Set up the drying rack and locate your clothespins.’
- ‘A couple of clothes pegs are ideal to fasten your wet items to somewhere suitable.’
- ‘Then I cover the top of this container with clear plastic wrap, holding it down with clothespins (or you can use a rubber band).’
- ‘The Woodentops were a surreal family who were carved out of bits of wood, very possibly clothes pegs.’
- ‘It is close to one o'clock when she hangs each article of clothing on the line in the sunshine. She stuffs clothespins in her mouth and snaps them on the clean linen.’
- ‘After making the cylinder, fold the top of the cylinder over and pin it shut with clothespins.’
- ‘As she worked, she hung the sheets on the line with clothespins and let them dry in the cool, country wind of Polperro.’
- ‘Then, use three clothespins to secure them to one another across the bridge of the nose.’
- ‘As he had promised, he set up a tent in the parlor by using clothespins to hang a few sheets from the couches and chairs.’
- ‘Feel free to tie the canes together with soft string or tying-up tape, and then wrap the whole bundle, fastening the fabric tightly with clothespins.’
- ‘Do you leave clothes pegs on the line, or bring them in?’
- ‘These are made of blue or white plastic clothes pegs, cable ties, nails and wire.’
- ‘Then use clothespins to clip a couple of cherries by their stems to the ribbon or cloth.’
- ‘Left wing groups are calling for people to wear clothes pegs over their noses when they vote.’
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