safety pin


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safety pin

[′sāf·tē ‚pin]
(ordnance)
A device designed to fit the mechanism of a fuse in order to prevent accidental arming or functioning of the fuse and to ensure transport safety; the device is removed just before employment of the fuse.
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I've decided, therefore, it's not safety pins I need.
"However, we later got charged for dust and a safety pin accidentally left in a drawer.
In unconscious patients, safety pins can be used to keep the airway open by pinning the tongue to the lower lip, according to Dr.
Once the safety pin had been removed and the tailhook was extended to the ground, I made sure the PC knew I was going to approach and inspect the tailhook.
An old mint tin (or other small leftover candy tin), decoupage and a small paintbrush, an interesting picture(s) or paper (for the lid), tiny sewing scissors, needles, multiple colors and weights of thread, a few loose buttons, snaps, hooks and eyes, safety pins, straight pins, and anything else you might want in your kit!
I did one on him, too: I was sober and it came out way better Safety pin, black India ink, and a little piece of thread wrapped around the safety pin.
The Clever Clip comes in three colors; black, bronze and blonde and is made of pliable plastic, designed to conform to any up doo and fastens a hair style together, similar to clasping a safety pin. Officials for the Baltimore-based company say that while other clips and elastic bands tear at fragile hair follicles, the Clever Clip's lightweight patented design causes no hair breakage.
Handicapped by having trodden on a safety pin (he was lame the following day) and by young Ronnie Franklin's impatient riding tactics, the 3-10 favourite was clear on the home turn but weakened to finish behind Coastal and Golden Act.
1849: The safety pin was patented by Walter Hunt of New York - he made it in only three hours and later sold the rights for 400 dollars to pay debts.
* To eliminate static cling in dresses and skirts, try pinning a small safety pin onto the seam of the slip.
While the 181 crew members and passengers were unhurt, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport gave a verbal warning to the company for improper maintenance, as a mechanic forgot to remove the safety pin locking the engine thrust reverser during maintenance operations on Friday evening.
A mini-accessory that contains 16 features--flashlight, keychain, needle and thread, safety pin, corkscrew, mirror, pen, tweezers, perfume bottle, bottle opener, screw-driver, scissors, ruler, nail file, pill box, and knife--Miss Army Kit is smaller than a cell phone and lighter than an iPod.

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