Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of buckle.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of buckle.

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Examples

  • Faceted orbs, large looped pieces that she calls buckles and textured ceramic pieces with holes that recall a hair-covered face with only the eyes showing think Cousin Itt from the Addams Family are some of the forms she's been working with recently.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The characteristic is a servile suit paid to the original e.g. rendering hair “accomodé en boucles” by “hair festooned in buckles” (Night ccxiv.), and Île d’Ébène

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • We all knew Texans had big belt buckles, which is not news, but to learn that 60% are born with a rectal/cranial insertion is certainly revealing.

    Think Progress » New SurveyUSA poll

  • He wore, then, a pair of white stockings on his legs, and pumps on his feet: his buckles were a large piece of pinchbeck plate, which almost covered his whole foot.

    The History of the Life of the Late Mr Jonathan Wild the Great

  • After figuring out how all the doohickeys (the buckles are a bit unusual but they function fine), latches, and what-not worked on these boots I was off for a tour.

    - The Backcountry Skiing Blog

  • That's pretty simple, but undoing the buckles is a little harder.

    Celebrity Baby Blog

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I ` m standing in the north bend, and there ` s a piece that ` s about a third of the way south that kind of buckles, and that ` s preventing the view into the water from the north end.

    CNN Transcript Aug 1, 2007

  • In many places, glittering among the clothes, were gold and silver coins, a few silver ornaments such as buckles, and watches -- things not missed by the pirates in the transport of their flight.

    The Frozen Pirate

  • Trevor Austin, General Secretary of the council, said people can make money from small finds such as buckles and coins.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • He produced several articles of fashionable use, worn by gentlemen; such as buckles, snuff-boxes, and a ring or two of no great value.

    The Unexpected Legacy

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  • Following the G4S Olympic security contract fiasco we now have a new phrase: "to make a right buckles of it"! After G4S chief Nick Buckles. I predict a great future for this word. Hah!

    July 19, 2012