Definition of Pinchbecks
1. pinchbeck [n] - See also: pinchbeck
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Literary usage of Pinchbecks
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Story of Charing Cross and Its Immediate Neighbourhood by J. Holden Macmichael (1906)
"Even the lives of the pinchbecks in the " Dictionary of National Biography " have made Christopher the second son. But that this was not the case appears ..."
2. Potter's American Monthly (1880)
"The pinchbecks and Bowmans had long been in business, and when the executor asked the young Bowmans to sign a paper permitting the money to remain in the ..."
3. Records of My Life by John Taylor (1833)
"Coan lived at the house of one of the pinchbecks: of these there were three brothers, ... In my time one of the pinchbecks kept the toy and rarity shop in ..."
4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1868)
"... as is plain from the rest of the document, that among the future pinchbecks would be found one " well able to teach Latin and Greek. ..."