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  • n. Plural form of latchet.


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  • “And what is the news, then, old woman?” said the impatient glover, still busying himself with the hundred points or latchets which were the means of attaching the doublet to the hose.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • I remember Dr Adam Smith, in his rhetorical lectures at Glasgow, told us he was glad to know that Milton wore latchets in his shoes, instead of buckles.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • Rubenius shewed my father how well they all fitted, — in what manner they laced on, — with what points, straps, thongs, latchets, ribbands, jaggs, and ends. — — But I want to be informed about the breeches, said my father.

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • Still, why should I provide entertainment for those wretched soulless creatures who live only to laugh at one whose shoe-latchets they are not fit to unlace?

    Changed Man and the King of Words

  • The old man arises, and draws on his body raiment, and ties the Tyrrhene shoe latchets about his feet; then buckles to his side and shoulder his Tegeaean sword, and swathes himself in a panther skin that droops upon his left.

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • These shoes upon the holy feet that we dug up were as round at the toe as at the heel, and the latchets were all of one piece with the uppers.

    The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886

  • Another countryman, Thomas Crofton Croker, assailed after his death the man whose shoe-latchets he would have been proud to unloose during his life.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865

  • I speak of them with respect; their shoe-latchets many of us are not worthy to unloose.

    The Greatest Thing in the World And Other Addresses

  • As he fumbled, in a very panic and spasm of fear, with the latchets of his front gate Squire

    The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story

  • The boot destined to be drawn and quartered was laid upon the block; there it received a stroke or more from a knife until the heel was severed; then, with the nippers the various layers of sole were ripped off; with the scissors they cut off buttons and laces, and everything was sorted into its corresponding basket: in one, the heels; in others, the rubbers, the latchets, the buckles.

    The Quest


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