Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as eyelet, 1.
- n. A hole in a fabric, piece of leather, etc., in which an eyelet is or may be placed.
“Will nodded, and thought within himself that if the Mask were to attempt to play any tricks, the first eyelet-hole on the left-hand side of his doublet, counting from the buttons up the front, would be a very good place in which to pink him neatly.”
“The windows dark and double-barred, the tops boarded up to save mending; and only a little four-paned eyelet-hole of a casement to let in air; more, however, coming in at broken panes than could come in at that.”
“When completed, the eyelet-hole border is again added all round, and the counterpane then only requires a deep open border.”
“This lace is to be worked round the last eyelet-hole border with No. 6”
“X 4 s.c. under next eyelet-hole, miss 2 on the second round, insert the hook in the third, draw the loop through, and work 4 more under the ch.”
“And through it, too, she might have added; for, though no human thing might invade her chateau, the pigeons, circling in the sunrise light, always knew well there were rice and crumbs spread for them in that eyelet-hole of a casement.”
“One man in particular had a shell eyelet-hole let into his nose, into which he inserted his unicorn decoration.”
“Not a bolt or rope or pulley or eyelet-hole has been fixed in our vessel save through the bitter experience of centuries; one might write a volume about that mainsail, showing how its rigid, slanting beauty and its tremendous power were gradually attained by evolution from the ugly square lump of matting which swung from the masthead of Mediterranean craft.”
“In those old days female modesty was protected by a fan, behind which, and it was of a convenient semicircular breadth, the ladies present in the theatre retired at a signal of decorum, to peep, covertly askant, or with the option of so peeping, through a prettily fringed eyelet-hole in the eclipsing arch.”
“These initials are worked in plain satin stitch, and the elegant stars are worked in point russe worked round an eyelet-hole.”
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