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pin-hooking

pin-hooking
 v.— «“We’ve virtually been in every phase of the business,” he said. “We’ve claimed, owned, trained and even done some pin-hooking for three years.” But the pin-hooking business, in which they would buy a horse at an auction in Kentucky in hopes of selling it for a higher price in California, had its down side.» —“Dentist’s Drill Differs at Track” by Mitch Polin Los Angeles Times May 11, 1986. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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