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(in sewing) a very narrow ornamental tuck.
- ‘There were elements of transparency in acceptable proportions, in the garments which were interspersed with pin-tucks and pleats.’
- ‘Pin-tucks embellish heirloom clothing and look complicated to sew.’
- ‘Heirloom sewers love light-weight linen because it shows up all the wonderful shirring, wing-needles work, and pin-tucks that they love.’
- ‘I want to make a skirt that has rows of pin-tucks, arranged in groups of three.’
- ‘Shadow work mixed with buckles, buttons on sleeves, texturing, edging, appliqué with distressed edges, crystals on laser work, zardozi, gota, pin-tucks, pleats, smocking, layers.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.