01. You can hang your hat and coat on the [peg] behind the door.
02. The children had to throw a rubber ring onto a [peg] on the wall in order to win a prize.
03. Each child in the class has a [peg] with his/her name above it, on which to hang a coat and bag.
04. The dentist put a [peg] in my broken tooth so that there was more surface to glue the crown to.
05. He bumped his head on the [peg] for coats when he opened the door.
06. I would have [pegged] Jeremy as a typical beer-drinking, sports-watching sort of guy, but apparently he's an opera fan, and he doesn't drink.
07. The teacher [pegged] the young boy as a troublemaker from the first day of class.
08. 18th-century Englishmen often wore pants that were so tight that they had to be hung on special [pegs] that held them open, allowing the wearer to jump down into them.
09. Prices in the international markets currently [peg] oil at $25 a barrel.
10. We [pegged] the tent to the ground and set about making a fire.
11. The bank has [pegged] mortgage rates at 3.2%.
12. In her studies of intelligence, Doreen Kimura has observed that compared with men, women are faster at certain precision manual tasks, such as placing [pegs] in designated holes on a board.
13. A Korean proverb notes that one must carve the [peg] by looking at the hole.
14. Henry Ward Beecher once suggested that all words are [pegs] to hang ideas on.
15. Helen Rowland once exclaimed, "Woman! The [peg] on which the wit hangs his jest, the preacher his text, the cynic his grouch, and the sinner his justification!"

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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