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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pinking \Pink"ing\, n. 1. The act of piercing or stabbing. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Pinking iron. (a) An instrument for scalloping the edges of ribbons, flounces, etc. (b) A sword. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]