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 for Pinking
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pink \Pink\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pinked; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Pinking.] [OE. pinken to prick, probably a nasalized form
     of pick.]
     1. To pierce with small holes; to cut the edge of, as cloth
        or paper, in small scallops or angles.
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     2. To stab; to pierce as with a sword. --Addison.
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     3. To choose; to cull; to pick out. [Obs.] --Herbert.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pinking \Pink"ing\, n.
     1. The act of piercing or stabbing.
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     2. The act or method of decorating fabrics or garments with a
        pinking iron; also, the style of decoration; scallops made
        with a pinking iron.
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     Pinking iron.
        (a) An instrument for scalloping the edges of ribbons,
            flounces, etc.
        (b) A sword. [Colloq.]
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