One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An ornamental pin for holding a tie in place.
- ‘Each was then presented with an information pack about Swindon, a small tiepin bearing Swindon's coat of arms and their certificate of citizenship.’
- ‘It's really aggravating, but I don't want to wear a tiepin and look like a total geek either.’
- ‘Galantas produces the jewellery itself in a range of Irish and Celtic themes, including Celtic crosses and tiepins.’
- ‘She kept the original, which was set into a tiepin for my father-in-law.’
- ‘When you speak, your voice is captured by your necklace - or your tiepin - that functions as the cell phone's mouthpiece.’
- ‘The only clue to the man's identity is a tiepin that he left behind in his hasty retreat.’
- ‘However, more modish philosophical gentlemen of the period looked quite different, usually sporting a fashionably ‘lank’ hairstyle, a shortened form of frock coat, and a stock fastened with a tiepin.’
- ‘Men were given the choice of a tiepin or lapel badge.’
- ‘Bracelets, belt buckles, and tiepins with gold and diamonds, are worn by some bridegrooms.’
- ‘Two weeks ago the Chief Inspector of Prisons told prison officers to remove charity tiepins bearing the cross of St George (the flag of England) as these might be considered racist.’
- ‘Surely a policeman can't be the murderer, though Jack did find a policeman's tiepin in the hotel room.’
- ‘The piece can be preserved as a memento - in the form of a bookmark, used as a tiepin or better still, just remove the thread and you can wear it as a neckpiece.’
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