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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



... many gags as we could conveniently stow in our pockets, we next stationed ourselves in couples alongside three occupied hammocks, and while one of the twain loosely and quickly passed the lacing through the eyelet-holes the other stood by with the gag, which, at the proper moment, was slipped into the victim's mouth and lashed securely, the hammock lacing at the same moment being hauled taut and made fast; and in this way each prisoner was silently and effectually secured. ...
— The Log of a Privateersman • Harry Collingwood



Words linked to "Eyelet" :   curtain, grummet, cringle, eye, hole, fastener, drape, grommet, boot, mantle, garment, fastening, loop, holdfast, pall, eyehole



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