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- n. Alternative form of tassel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See tassel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete or dialectal form of tassel.
- n. In architecture, same as torsel.
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After that they met the faery ferryman, who -- according to Sandy -- "wore a wee kiltie o 'reeds, an' a tammie made frae a loch-lily pad wi 'a cat-o'-nine-tail tossel, lukin' sae ilk the brae ye wad niver ken he was a mon glen ye dinna see his legs, walkin '."
He used to stan 'in the front winder' n 'twirl the curtin tossel for hours to a time.
Well, if you'll believe me there wuzn't a thing there that I expected to see, not a ornament or curtain or tossel, and nothin 'but jest common ground to walk on like our suller bottom or dooryard.
After that they stopped at a carpet and curtain place, where Cannie was much diverted at hearing the proprietor recommend tassels instead of plated rings on certain Holland shades, for the reason that "a tossel had more poetry about it somehow."
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