To pin one's faith upon, to depend upon; to trust to.

Piña cloth
(Pi"ña cloth`) A fine material for ladies' shawls, scarfs, handkerchiefs, etc., made from the fiber of the pineapple leaf, and perhaps from other fibrous tropical leaves. It is delicate, soft, and transparent, with a slight tinge of pale yellow.

(Pin"a*coid) n. [Gr. a tablet + -oid.] (Crystallog.) A plane parallel to two of the crystalline axes.

(Pi*nac"o*lin) n. [Pinacone + L. oleum oil.] (Chem.) A colorless oily liquid related to the ketones, and obtained by the decomposition of pinacone; hence, by extension, any one of the series of which pinacolin proper is the type. [Written also pinacoline.]

(Pin"a*cone) n. [From Gr. a tablet. So called because it unites with water so as to form tablet- shaped crystals.] (Chem.) A white crystalline substance related to the glycols, and made from acetone; hence, by extension, any one of a series of substances of which pinacone proper is the type. [Written also pinakone.]

(||Pin`a*co*the"ca) n. [L. pinacotheca, fr. Gr. a picture + repisitory.] A picture gallery.

(Pin"a*fore`) n. [Pin + afore.] An apron for a child to protect the front part of dress; a tier.

(||Pin"a*ko*thek`) n. [G.] Pinacotheca.

(Pi*nas"ter) n. [L., fr. pinus a pine.] (Bot.) A species of pine (Pinus Pinaster) growing in Southern Europe.

(||Pi"nax) n.; pl. Pinaces [L., fr. Gr. tablet.] A tablet; a register; hence, a list or scheme inscribed on a tablet. [R.] Sir T. Browne.

(||Pince`-nez") n. [F. pincer to pinch + nez nose.] Eyeglasses kept on the nose by a spring.

(Pin"cers) n. pl. [Cf. F. pince pinchers, fr. pincer to pinch. See Pinch, Pinchers.] See Pinchers.

(Pinch) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pinched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pinching.] [F. pincer, probably fr. OD. pitsen to pinch; akin to G. pfetzen to cut, pinch; perhaps of Celtic origin. Cf. Piece.]

1. To press hard or squeeze between the ends of the fingers, between teeth or claws, or between the jaws of an instrument; to squeeze or compress, as between any two hard bodies.

2. o seize; to grip; to bite; — said of animals. [Obs.]

He [the hound] pinched and pulled her down.

3. To plait. [Obs.]

Full seemly her wimple ipinched was.

4. Figuratively: To cramp; to straiten; to oppress; to starve; to distress; as, to be pinched for money.

Want of room . . . pinching a whole nation.
Sir W. Raleigh.

(Pin) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pinned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pinning.] [See Pin, n.] To fasten with, or as with, a pin; to join; as, to pin a garment; to pin boards together. "As if she would pin her to her heart." Shak.

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