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  • noun Plural form of agraffe.

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Examples

  • The strings passing through holes bored through the little bridges, called agraffes, or studs, turned upward toward the wrest-pin.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 385, May 19, 1883

  • There was in this exalted march a sound of horses 'hoofs, the clash of arms, a shaking of the earth under the gallop of horsemen, a flash of agraffes, a rustle of pelisses in the wind, an heroic gayety and a chivalrous bravery, like the cry of a whole people of cavaliers sounding the charge of deliverance.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • The agraffes, which take the upward bearings of the strings, are firmly screwed into this plate.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 385, May 19, 1883

  • The long harmonic bar of gun metal lies immediately above the agraffes, and crossing the wrest-plank in its entire width, serves to keep it, at the bearing line, in position.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 385, May 19, 1883

  • He is a dandy, a creature of alternate flash and dejection, a wearer of ornaments, a man proud of his striped hood and ornamental agraffes.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873

  • The brandy she had given her husband had been well drugged, and no sooner had she made sure it had taken effect than she snapped her daintily manicured finger-tips in the air, and retiring to her dressing-room, changed the dress she was wearing for one ten times more costly and beautiful -- a dress of rose-coloured gauze, upon which a drapery of lace was suspended by agraffes of diamonds.

    Werwolves

  • There was in this exalted march a sound of horses 'hoofs, the clash of arms, a shaking of the earth under the gallop of horsemen, a flash of agraffes, a rustle of pelisses in the wind, an heroic gayety and a chivalrous bravery, like the cry of a whole people of cavaliers sounding the charge of deliverance.

    Prince Zilah — Complete

  • She must have looked charming in her rich black brocade, and some of the hoards of superb lace -- which she is said to have inherited from her mother, Queen Charlotte -- edged with strings of diamonds and agraffes of diamonds, while over her powdered hair was tied a fichu capuchin of Chantilly.

    Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen — Volume 2

  • No one guessed that the mourning dress of the celebrated French writer belonged to the merchant Fromery, and that the glittering diamond agraffes in his bosom, and the costly rings on his fingers, were the property of the Jew Hirsch.

    Berlin and Sans-Souci; or Frederick the Great and his friends

  • The chief alterations of varying fashion applied to the arrangement of the diploidion which reached either to the part under the bosom or was prolonged as far as the hips; its front and back parts might either be clasped together across the shoulders, or the two rims might be pulled across the upper arm as far as the elbow, and fastened in several places by means of buttons or agraffes, so that the naked arm became visible in the intervals, by means of which the sleeveless chiton received the appearance of one with sleeves.

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

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