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Eyelet  n.  
A small hole or perforation to receive a cord or fastener, as in garments, sails, etc.
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

... again I notice—I notice most things—that the garter is capable of being much enlarged. These small silver-rimmed eyelets, of which I count five, are proof of that. And now I observe that the fifth eyelet is worn out, as though the tongue of the clasp were accustomed to lie there. That seems to argue ...
— The King In Yellow • Robert W. Chambers

... to fall on Florence, kneeling at the altar with her timid head bowed down. The morning luminary is built out, and don't shine there. There is a meagre tree outside, where the sparrows are chirping a little; and there is a blackbird in an eyelet-hole of sun in a dyer's garret, over against the window, who whistles loudly whilst the service is performing; and there is the man with the wooden leg stumping away. The amens of the dusty clerk appear, like Macbeth's, to stick in ...
— Dombey and Son • Charles Dickens

... consciousness: but you might have seen the pierced rock in your drive up, or down, if the clouds broke: not that there is much to see in it; one of the crags of the aiguille- edge, on the southern slope of it, is struck sharply through, as by an awl, into a little eyelet hole; which you may see, seven thousand feet above the valley (as the clouds flit past behind it, or leave the sky), first white, and then dark blue. Well, there's just such an eyelet hole in one of the upper crags of the Diamond Valley; and, from a distance, you think ...
— The Ethics of the Dust • John Ruskin

Words linked to "Eyelet" :   pall, hole, loop, fastening, fixing, drape, eyehole, curtain, fastener, drapery, grummet, eye

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