from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An implement used in putting on a shoe, curved in two directions, in its width to fit the heel of the foot, and in its length to avoid contact with the ankle, used for keeping the stocking smooth and allowing the counter of the shoe to slip easily over it.
- n. Figuratively, anything by which a transaction is facilitated.
- n. A dangler about young women, encouraged merely to draw on other admirers.
- n. (b ) An article of food acting as a whet, especially intended to induce drinking of ale or the like.
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