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    #1

    draped?

    I was going to hang the clothes out to dry, but we're out of clothespins. So I just draped them on the clothesline.

    I was going to hang the clothes out to dry, but we're out of clothespins. So I just hung them neatly on the clothesline.

    Another thing: which is more common, peg or clothespin? Anyone just call them pins?
    Last edited by curiousmarcus; 04-May-2016 at 03:37. Reason: changed hanged to hung
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    #2

    Re: draped?

    Clothes pegs for me. Mind you, I haven't used them since the 1970s so they could be called anything now!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: draped?

    "A clothespin (US English), clothes peg (UK English) or peg (AU English) is a fastener used to hang up clothes for drying, usually on a clothes line. Clothespins often come in many different designs."
    Source: Wikipedia

    You could use "drape" when you put an item of clothing loosely over something: "In some expensive restaurants, you are not allowed to drape your coat over the back of the chair."

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    #4

    Re: draped?

    I use them every week when the weather is cooperative. When it's not, I use racks.

    "Draped" makes literal sense, but in the US, we always say "hung."
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #5

    Re: draped?

    I use clothes pin usually, but clothes peg may slip out from time to time. The latter phrase doesn't really work for the spring-loaded clamps we use every day here, though they aren't really pins​ either.
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