I have encountered curtain pulls used as a noun, seemingly to refer to pulled curtains. Is this a noun, is that what it refers to?
The rays of moonlight shone through the gaps in between the curtain pulls, illuminating the boy's dormitory like a shiny diamond ring.
The above passage is from a piece of Harry Potter fan fiction titled "Harry Potter and the Emerald Witch" by Lily Florette.
I feel that it's actually correct language and that I've encountered something like this before, but it still seems a little bit weird. Are there any other cases where pull is used as a noun, other than the usual of referring to the pull of an object, meaning the gravity of an object? With the same meaning as in this instance?
It apparently appears in zipper pull as well, meaning the same thing as zipper I think? Could you say rope pull as well?
And I know this might seem like a very specific and odd question, but it's often very specific and odd things like this which means the difference between being simply good at a language and understanding a language perfectly.