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Eyelet   Listen
noun
Eyelet  n.  
1.
A small hole or perforation to receive a cord or fastener, as in garments, sails, etc.
2.
A metal ring or grommet, or short metallic tube, the ends of which can be bent outward and over to fasten it in place; used to line an eyelet hole.
Eyelet hole, a hole made for an eyelet.
Eyelet punch, a machine for punching eyelet holes and fastening eyelets, as in paper or cloth.
Eyelet ring. See Eyelet, 2.






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"Eyelet" Quotes from Famous Books



... will hold together," Charlotte said laughing, as she put it on, and, kneeling before Granny, waited while the delicate old fingers slowly fastened each eyelet. When she rose she was a figure at which the old lady who loved her looked ...
— Mrs. Red Pepper • Grace S. Richmond

... Susan and I were most particularly proud of, was a pair of stays. They were a long time in hand, for the fitting them was a most difficult job; but when finished, they were such curiosities of needlework, that Susan's neat mother herself used to show off the stitching and the eyelet-holes to every friend that came ...
— The Doll and Her Friends - or Memoirs of the Lady Seraphina • Unknown



Words linked to "Eyelet" :   fastener, hole, cringle, fastening, drapery, mantle, fixing, eyehole, drape, boot, loop, holdfast



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