Which preposition to use with pinning

in Occurrences 130%

In a moment more he had shaken them off; and before I could intervene, he had seized a belaying pin in either hand, and was hazing them up and down the deck.

to Occurrences 99%

Pinned to the board with an old pen-nib was a half-sheet of scribbling-paper, and inscribed thereon, in what was evidently a disguised handwriting, were some verses, which were seen at once to refer to the previous afternoon's defeat.

on Occurrences 68%

About a hundred feet or more of the trunk is usually branchless, but its massive simplicity is relieved by the bark furrows, which instead of making an irregular network run evenly parallel, like the fluting of an architectural column, and to some extent by tufts of slender sprays that wave lightly in the winds and cast flecks of shade, seeming to have been pinned on here and there for the sake of beauty only.

of Occurrences 53%

Andy Lasher could be easily seen, as he always took it upon himself to be the high pin of any gathering of the clans in which he moved; then there was the fellow who had been caught stealing from the traps of Jesse Wilcox that morning, still limping painfully whenever he walked.

into Occurrences 28%

When the Female Samson had got a good grip of the Giant's belt, and had raised him about five feet from the floor, the Dwarf leaned a little bit forward and ran a pin into the Female Samson's ankle, or thereabouts.

from Occurrences 25%

"What in the world are you talking about?" said Mrs. H, as she took a pin from her mouth, and fastened the band that encircled the waist of the baby.

for Occurrences 23%

The greatest niggard on the street would pay two pins for such a sight.

at Occurrences 20%

At the most, she might take pins at the doorfor at such a trifle we displayed our talentsor play upon the comb as orchestra before the rising of the curtain.

with Occurrences 16%

The Chinese cook flourished his rolling pin with one hand and swung his apron viciously with the other as he held open the screen door and swept out some imaginary flies.

through Occurrences 13%

Procure the walnuts at the time you can run a pin through them, slightly bruise, and put them into a jar with the salt and vinegar, let them stand 8 days, stirring every day; then drain the liquor from them, and boil it, with the above ingredients, for about 1/2 hour.

against Occurrences 10%

There was one flimsy deal table, one little chair, and two half-penny pictures of Catholic saints pinned against the wall.

out Occurrences 9%

They got me back to the dressing-room and had to take a pair of pinchers to get that safety pin out of my spine, and on the way to the dressing-room some one walked on my monkey tail and pulled it off, and that was a dead loss.

across Occurrences 7%

As the last notes died away, he glanced down at the empty sleeve pinned across his breast, shook his head, and thanking them in a very gruff voice indeed, turned on his heel, and busied himself at his little cupboard.

about Occurrences 6%

Aunt Agatha wouldn't much fancy it, I suppose; not that I should care two pins about that.

beneath Occurrences 6%

'Tis Prat who alone stood off a score what time I lay wounded and pinned beneath my charger.

over Occurrences 6%

To have a general idea of the form and position of the heart, map its outline with colored pencils or crayon on the chest wall itself, or on some piece of clean, white cloth, tightly pinned over the clothing.

under Occurrences 6%

"Hope you've got your pins under you again."

as Occurrences 5%

A shekarry fills about four or five fingers' depth of this into his gun, then a handful of old iron, and with a little touch of English powder pricked in with a pin as priming, he is ready for execution on any game that may come within reach of a safe pot-shot.

like Occurrences 3%

Dear Sister Lenore,After that little letter of yours I could do nothing more than look up another pin like the one I sent Kathleen.

by Occurrences 3%

In a new engine you will find that these two halves do not meet on the wrist pin by at least one-eighth of an inch.

than Occurrences 2%

Better one of Marcia's long pins than that unmanly stuff.

before Occurrences 2%

" She again scrutinized the chart pinned before her on the sloping slab designed for such purposes.

behind Occurrences 1%

He found that damsel engaged in neither of the avocations already stated, but, with her Sunday gown pinned behind her, and her week-day sun-bonnet hanging limply over her face, feeding her numerous family in the middle of her yard.

within Occurrences 1%

Pieces of brass are, in some cases, pinned within the malleable iron hoop; but it appears to be preferable to put brasses within the hoop to encircle the eccentric, as in the case of any other bearing.

round Occurrences 1%

When the cloth is removed, cut out a round piece in the top of the crust, to prevent the pudding bursting, and send it to table in the basin, either in an ornamental dish, or with a napkin pinned round it.

Which preposition to use with  pinning