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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of buttonhole.

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Examples

  • But his buttonholes were the greatest triumph of it all.

    The Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter

  • And, as you can see, I even made buttonholes, which is really easy using my Bernina automatic buttonhole foot.

    Tigers & Strawberries

  • For example, girls were consistently taught basic stitches and techniques such as buttonholes, gathering, and hemming.

    "Make It Yourself": Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890-1930

  • _The bridegroom_ presents his best man and his ushers with their ties, their gloves, and tie pin, which is a souvenir of the occasion, as well as their _boutonnières_, or "buttonholes," to accept the last English expression, to be worn at the ceremony.

    The Complete Bachelor Manners for Men

  • Lilies of the valley are the favorite wedding flowers, but the floral arrangements are regulated by the bride's family, who possibly have a certain color or flower scheme for the church decorations, and the "buttonholes" must be in keeping.

    The Complete Bachelor Manners for Men

  • He certainly had reason to congratulate himself on having so attractive a young person to pour out his coffee and compose his "buttonholes" before he started for chambers in the morning.

    A Comedy of Masks A Novel

  • Prentiss to buy flowers and "buttonholes," and the little round baskets of strawberries, and even the peaches at three shillings each, which looked so tempting as they lay in the window, wrapped up in cotton-wool, like jewels of great price.

    The Lion and the Unicorn

  • Unicorn were forced to amuse themselves with the beautiful ladies and smart-looking men who came to Prentiss to buy flowers and "buttonholes," and the little round baskets of strawberries, and even the peaches at three shillings each, which looked so tempting as they lay in the window, wrapped up in cotton-wool, like jewels of great price.

    Lion and the Unicorn

  • a cut state, make rich festoons; single blooms (the smaller ones) look well as "buttonholes," being neat and effective, without gaudiness.

    Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers Describing the Most Desirable Plants, for Borders, Rockeries, and Shrubberies.

  • "buttonholes," and the little round baskets of strawberries, and even the peaches at three shillings each, which looked so tempting as they lay in the window, wrapped up in cotton-wool, like jewels of great price.

    The Exiles and Other Stories

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