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a clasp or ornament having a pin at the back for passing through the clothing and a catch for securing the point of the pin.
Contemporary Examples

More Kids Planned Kate? No, One is Enough, At The Moment… Tom Sykes March 16, 2014
Highlights of the Women in the World Summit The Daily Beast March 11, 2010
Camilla Wears Diana’s Brooch Tom Sykes March 13, 2012

Historical Examples

Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology C. G. Jung
Victor’s Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
The Fighting Shepherdess
Caroline Lockhart
The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2, January, 1851 Various
The Side Of The Angels Basil King
The Hand in the Dark Arthur J. Rees
The Eight-Oared Victors Lester Chadwick

an ornament with a hinged pin and catch, worn fastened to clothing


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