She is the author of four New York Times bestsellers, most recently, Read My PINS: Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel Box.
Albright has about 300 PINS in total, ranging from small, abstract designs to large, gem-encrusted zebras, lions, birds, and bugs.
UniKey has set out to replace all your keys, passwords and PINS.
After four long hours of no movement, “PINS and needles” doesn't even begin to describe it.
Lynn Myers from Pennsylvania bedecked his Soviet fur hat with Obama PINS.
Some of the PINS said to have been thrust by witches into the bodies of their victims are still preserved in Salem.
My hair was parted on my forehead and then fell as it liked, for it was not held by PINS or ribbons.
PINS through the crown are an uncalled-for disfigurement, and a hat may be made just as secure without them.
There was also a portrait of the Emperor William, mounted and fastened up with four PINS.
PINS pushed deeply into the skin all over the body caused no reaction.
late Old English pinn "peg, bolt," from Proto-Germanic *penn- "jutting point or peak" (cf. Old Saxon pin "peg," Old Norse pinni "peg, tack," Middle Dutch pin "pin, peg," Old High German pfinn, German Pinne "pin, tack") from Latin pinna "a feather, plume;" in plural "a wing;" also "fin, scoop of a water wheel;" also "a pinnacle; a promontory, cape; battlement" (e.g. in Luke iv:9 in Vulgate) and so applied to "points" of various sorts, from PIE *pet- (see pen (n.1)).
Latin pinna and penna "a feather, plume," in plural "a wing," are treated as identical in Watkins, etc., but regarded as separate (but confused) Latin words by Tucker and others, who derive pinna from PIE *spei- "sharp point" (cf. spike (n.1)) and see the "feather/wing" sense as secondary.
The modern slender wire pin is first attested by this name late 14c. Transferred sense of "leg" is recorded from 1520s and hold the older sense. Pin-money "annual sum allotted to a woman for personal expenses on dress, etc." is attested from 1620s. Pins and needles "tingling sensation" is from 1810. The sound of a pin dropping as a type of something all but silent is from 1775.
mid-14c., "to affix with a pin," from pin (n.). Figurative use from 1570s. Related: Pinned; pinning. Sense of "to hold someone or something down so he or it cannot escape" is attested from 1740. In U.S., as a reference to the bestowal of a fraternity pin on a female student as an indication of a relationship, it is attested by 1938. Phrase pin down "define" is from 1951.
acronym for personal identification number, 1981, from the first reference used with redundant number.
A thin rod for securing the ends of fractured bones.
A peg for fixing the crown to the root of a tooth.
The legs: knocked clean off his pins (1530+)
A leg (1530+)