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bulldog clip

a clip for holding papers together, consisting of two T-shaped metal clamps held in place by a cylindrical spring
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

sleeper clip

A metal fastener which is attached to a concrete subfloor to fix floor battens in place.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He's a big lad so they had to pin bulldog clips on the back to make it appear less baggy.
The problem, and I may as well come straight out and say it, is bulldog clips. Now I'm sure that if I went to the right agencies and buttonholed the right social worker, I could find myself in a bulldog clip awareness group or one-on-one counselling to t ry to come to terms with my problem, to externalise my guilt.
I began sorting the spaghetti of cables, aerials and miscellaneous wires behind the telly and hi-fi into neat coils holding them tidily together with bulldog clips.
I can just see myself now, rising unsteadily to my feet at the back of a neon-lit room in a community centre or primary school hall and announcing in a quavering voice, "Hi, my name's Sidney and I'm a bulldog clip hoarder."
And in another bizarre ritual at the same police station, male recruits were forced to run down corridors with bulldog clips attached to their nipples.
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And a wrinkle-busting technique that doesn't involve bulldog clips on the back of my head.
Accusations included rookie detectives being forced to run around the police station with bulldog clips attached to their nipples in an initiation ceremony and one officer being forced to sit in a dog kennel for wearing a brightly coloured shirt.
After 16 million viewers tuned into its bug-eating antics, Big Brother chiefs decided housemates might dine on bulls' testicles, be forced to play a pig or a dog for aday,eata pile of beetles, or strip off to agonisingly cover themselves in bulldog clips.
And it's claimed male recruits were made to run down corridors with bulldog clips on their nipples.
With the new clip concept, instead of all of the attachment force to a small area such as the point of a pin or the metal edges of a bulldog clip, it spreads the force over the larger area of the contoured groove in the plastic.