or metal cladding over the end of a shoelace
Lace part; Shoelace tip; Shoelace’s end; Lace cap
once a year
Blaine shoelace trick
aglet or aiglet is the little plastic or metal cladding on the
end of shoelaces that keeps the twine from unraveling.
word comes from the latin word acus
which means needle. In times past, aglets were usually made of
metal though some were glass or stone. Many were highly
ornamental, and made of precious metals such as silver. Before
the invention of buttons, they were used on the ends of ribbons
to fasten clothing together. Sometimes they would be formed into
small figures. Shakespeare calls this type of figure an "aglet
baby" in The
Taming of the Shrew.
Purely decorative metal ornaments called aigullette are sometimes
features of modern military dress uniforms.
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