from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tag or sheath, as of plastic, on the end of a lace, cord, or ribbon to facilitate its passing through eyelet holes.
- n. A similar device used for an ornament.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative spelling of aiglet.
- n. The cover at the tip of a shoelace, to prevent it from fraying.
- n. A catkin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A tag of a lace or of the points, braids, or cords formerly used in dress. They were sometimes formed into small images.
- n. A round white staylace.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tag or metal sheathing of the end of a lace, or of the points (see point) or ribbons generally used in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to fasten or tie dresses.
- n. In botany, a pendent anther; also, a loose pendent catkin, as of the birch.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. metal or plastic sheath over the end of a shoelace or ribbon
- n. ornamental tagged cord or braid on the shoulder of a uniform
And the little metal ring that reinforces the rim of the eyelet through which the aglet passes.
Rebuilding the aglet that allows cells to divide helps those cancer cells reproduce and spread.
Nay, look you, sir, he tells you flatly what his mind is: why, give him gold enough and marry him to a puppet or an aglet-baby; or an old trot with neer a tooth in her head, though she have as many diseases as two-and-fifty horses: why, nothing comes amiss, so money comes withal.
Page view page image: beauty of the season; the large moist flakes that fell in the morning had furred and mossed every limb and twig, each minute process and filament, each aglet and thread, as if the pure spirits of the air had undertaken to frost the trees for the marriage festival of their Prince.
The telomeres being studied in Lee's project act as a kind of protective cap for chromosomal ends - much like the plastic aglet at the end of a shoelace, for example - allowing cells to retain their biological information.
January 16th, 2008 at 1: 03 pm baedo says: that’s an aglet, pauly … the shoelace thingy.
a puppet or an aglet-baby; or an old trot with ne'er