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Eyelet   /ˈaɪlət/   Listen

A small hole (usually round and finished around the edges) in cloth or leather for the passage of a cord or hook or bar.  Synonym: eyehole.
Fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines.  Synonyms: cringle, grommet, grummet, loop.

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"Eyelet" Quotes from Famous Books

... except a sort of curtain of black curls extending from ear to ear at the back of his bare, pink head. But the little boy had to admit that Cousin Bill J.'s moustache was even grander than his father's. It fell in two graceful festoons far below his chin, with a little eyelet curled into each tip, and, like the ringlets, it showed the blue-black lustre of the crow's wing. In the full sunlight, at times, it became almost a ...
— The Seeker • Harry Leon Wilson

... of a Scutcheon, you shall not vary nor differ much from that of the Flute or Pipe, saue only that the Scutcheon-like graft, hauing one eyelet, as the other hath yet the wood of the tree whereupon the Scutcheon-like graft is grafted, hath not any knob, or budde, as the wood whereupon the graft is grafted, after the manner of ...
— A New Orchard And Garden • William Lawson

... of at least half an inch calibre, and about six inches long, rounded off and fenestrated above, fitted at its outer end with a ring and two eyelet-holes for the tapes, with which it ...
— A Manual of the Operations of Surgery - For the Use of Senior Students, House Surgeons, and Junior Practitioners • Joseph Bell

... 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

... my healing powers; but as much I'm able to tell you; you can find out whether it's life or death. Keep awake till midnight, then, on the stroke of twelve, place the tip of the forefinger of your left hand against the tip of the little finger, eyelet-like, and look through at the young one. Notice carefully who lies beside her in the bed, and you'll know what ...
— The Emperor of Portugalia • Selma Lagerlof

... were gaily decked out with armlets, frontlets, bracelets, and girdles of shell, and almost all of them wore, not only nose-rings, but plugs of wood or mother-of-pearl in the tip of the nose. One man in particular had a shell eyelet-hole let into his nose, into which he inserted his unicorn decoration. The Bishop amused himself and Coley by saying, as he hung a fishhook on this man's nose-hook, 'Naso suspendis adunco.' Others had ...
— Life of John Coleridge Patteson • Charlotte M. Yonge

Words linked to "Eyelet" :   mantle, fastener, boot, drapery, garment, pall, curtain, fixing, hole, holdfast, loop, fastening, eye, drape

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