Pinfeathered to Pintail
(Pin"feath`ered) a. Having part, or all, of the feathers imperfectly developed.
(Pin"fish`) n. [So called from their sharp dorsal spines.] (Zoöl.) (a) The sailor's choice (b) The
salt-water bream (Diplodus Holbrooki).
Both are excellent food fishes, common on the coast of the United States south of Cape Hatteras. The
name is also applied to other allied species.
(Pin"fold`) n. [For pindfold. See Pinder, Pound an inclosure, and Fold an inclosure.] A place
in which stray cattle or domestic animals are confined; a pound; a penfold. Shak.
A parish pinfold begirt by its high hedge.Sir W. Scott.
(Ping) n. [Probably of imitative origin.] The sound made by a bullet in striking a solid object or in
passing through the air.
(Ping), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pinged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pinging.] To make the sound called ping.
(Pin"gle) n. [Perhaps fr. pin to impound.] A small piece of inclosed ground. [Obs. or Prov.
(Ping"ster) n. See Pinkster.
(Pin*guic"u*la) n. [NL., fr. L. pinguiculus somewhat fat, fattish.] (Bot.) See Butterwort.
(Pin"guid) a. [L. pinguis fat.] Fat; unctuous; greasy. [Obs.] "Some clays are more pinguid."
(Pin*guid"i*nous) a. [L. pinguedo fatness, fr. pinguis fat.] Containing fat; fatty. [Obs.]
(Pin"gui*tude) n. [L. pinguitudo, from pinguis fat.] Fatness; a growing fat; obesity. [R.]
(Pin"hold`) n. A place where a pin is fixed.
(Pi"nic) a. [L. pinus pine.] (Chem.) Of or pertaining to the pine; obtained from the pine; formerly,
designating an acid which is the chief constituent of common resin, now called abietic, or sylvic,
1. Languishing; drooping; wasting away, as with longing.
2. Wasting; consuming. "The pining malady of France." Shak.
(Pin"ing*ly), adv. In a pining manner; droopingly. Poe.
(Pin"ion) n. (Zoöl.) A moth of the genus Lithophane, as L. antennata, whose larva bores large
holes in young peaches and apples.
(Pin"ion), n. [OF. pignon a pen, F., gable, pinion (in sense 5); cf. Sp. piñon pinion; fr. L. pinna
pinnacle, feather, wing. See Pin a peg, and cf. Pen a feather, Pennat, Pennon.]
1. A feather; a quill. Shak.
2. A wing, literal or figurative.
Swift on his sooty pinions flits the gnome.Pope.